GREEN DESIGN

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
Green Design means that, as students design
structures/environments
, they may consider -

Passive Design Strategies
Passive design is about taking advantage of natural energy flows to
maintain thermal comfort. This can be placement of the building to
harness the sun's warmth in winter and catching the cooling breezes
during summer, sheltering it from driven rain and buffeting winds. It is
also about using the appropriate building materials for the location and
landscaping.

Life Cycle Strategies
Every product goes through a series of stages, known as its life cycle.
These stages generally include material extraction, manufacture of
product, packaging and distribution, product use, and disposal of the
product. By designing for adaptability and extended use, disassembly,
recyclability, and standardisation of components, designers can minimise
impact on the built environment.

Material selection
Selection of materials used in the design of buildings can make a
significant impact on reducing greenhouse gas emission by choosing
environmentally preferable products.

Evidence abounds that population growth and associated
development are radically affecting the ecological balance of our
planet. Buildings contribute substantially to the depletion of our
planet's resources and the reduction of quality of our
environment. For example, the largest proportion of the total
greenhouse gas emissions arising from fossil fuel combustion in
Australia are attributable to energy consumption for manufacture
of building materials plus the heating and cooling in buildings.


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