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If your project is an upgrade of an existing site or new construction to be "GREEN" there are very specific protocols and standards to follow. Our Certified Building Science Experts can guide your through the strict technical standards to make sure your project meets all federal, state and utility codes, so that you are eligible for "Green" certification and assistance/rebate programs. Subject matter expertise is provided in the building’s various systems and their effect on occupant health, safety and comfort, and the building’s energy efficiency and durability.Some of the elements of a Green building are-
Energy Conservation and Atmospheric Quality: energy conservation, promoting the use of renewable and waste energy, and minimizing the building’s impact on air quality and the environment.
Water Efficiency, Conservation, and Management: of the building’s water consumption and minimizing its impact on water quality.
Indoor Environmental Air Quality (IAQ): technologies or techniques that improve indoor air quality.
Materials and Resource Conservation: minimizing waste from the construction site and using green materials during construction.
Sustainable Sites and Responsible Land Use Development: site development and minimizing the building’s impact on the surrounding environment.
Green infrastructure is a multi-disciplinary sustainable approach to the issues of energy consumption, air quality, Carbon and Greenhouse gas reduction and sequestration, water quality, availability and sequestration, reduced maintenance cost, native plant rehabilitation programs, reduced chemical intervention, bio remediation brownfield site, reducing loads on the sewer and STORM WATER systems Providing for under-served communities, community outreach and educational programs, flexibility, scalability and adaptability are other reasons Green Infrastructure is gaining increasing acceptance.
Let's take a common issue of reducing energy consumption in your home. There are two steps in this process. One is to look at the performance parameters of the building. This starts with an analysis beginning with a "Blower Door Test"*. From this analysis a mitigation program based on EPA set protocols developed from building energy science can be implemented.
The second step in reducing the energy consumption of your building is reducing external environmental loads on your building. The two most dominant are wind and solar. Simply planting a few native trees in the proper place can alter wind and solar effects on your building.
Building Energy Science is the study of the function of a building. The science of buildings consists of a three point focus: the building, the stuff in the building and the occupants and the various interactions that occur between each and the surrounding environment. A combination of scientific and engineering approaches are used to learn about and improve the quality of a building, from design to occupancy.
Blower Door Testing-http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/blower-door-tests