Green building materials: determining the true definition of green


Green building materials: determining the true definition of green

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dc.creator Fithian, Cody
dc.creator Sheets, Andrea 2011-08-24T22:43:15Z 2011-08-24T22:43:15Z 2009-10 2011-08-24
dc.description Student paper for Sustainable Design Seminar/Studio, Fall 2009. Instructors: Werner Lang and Wilfred Wang.
dc.description.abstract As of fall 2009, there are over fifty regional and national green labeling programs throughout the United States. Each of these have similar yet quite different versions of rating systems and qualifying characteristics that they look for in a green building. This paper looks at four of the most prominent programs-- LEED, EnergyStar, Green Globe, and Green Seal--and discusses the methods and limitations of each; it also looks at some building materials that are occasionally marketed as eco-friendly, and analyzes how they measure up for overall "greenness".
dc.description.sponsorship The Meadows Foundation, grant #2008060137
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject LEED
dc.subject Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
dc.subject Energy Star
dc.subject Green Globe
dc.subject Green Seal
dc.subject green products
dc.subject green marketing
dc.subject Architecture and energy conservation
dc.subject Sustainable buildings--Design and construction--Standards
dc.subject Buildings--Environmental engineering
dc.subject Buildings--Energy conservation
dc.subject Green labeling programs
dc.subject Green products--Labeling
dc.subject Building materials
dc.subject Eco-labeling
dc.title Green building materials: determining the true definition of green
dc.type Article
dc.description.department Architecture, School of

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