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Importance of Staying Green Ben Finch Adam Lans Michael Lynes Alexandre Kinney Jacob Russo Importance of Staying Green Ben Finch Adam Lans Michael Lynes Alexandre Kinney Jacob Russo

NOT JUST A FAD • 70’s Green was called “ethical consumerism” • 80’s was NOT JUST A FAD • 70’s Green was called “ethical consumerism” • 80’s was all about “ergonomics” • 90’s was all about A. D. A. • Now it’s time again to be all about Green. • But will it stay as a fad or be ingrained in Architecture Design? -Whitemeyer, David

A Sample of Human Waste • 3091 Active Landfills in U. S. –zerowastamerica. org A Sample of Human Waste • 3091 Active Landfills in U. S. –zerowastamerica. org • 40% of a landfill= construction waste. -Bittle • 8000 lbs of waste per 2000 sq. ft. home! -Bittle • 13% (by weight) of Concrete wasted -Bossink • 29% of Stone Tablets wasted -Bossink

Advantages of Green • Recycled materials reduce space at landfills. Zerowasteamerica. org – Most Advantages of Green • Recycled materials reduce space at landfills. Zerowasteamerica. org – Most waste is unused excess – A lot of materials are reusable • 2 x 4’s, Drywall, Brick, Glass, ect. – – Minimal use=minimal waste BETTER PLANNING $$$ Buyback option for unused parts $2000 saved per house -Bossink • Provides artistic possibilities – Different options for recylced parts

Advantage when done Voluntarily -Forsyth • Green policies can improve businesses image with the Advantage when done Voluntarily -Forsyth • Green policies can improve businesses image with the public. • Green practices can add marketing value to a product.

Mandatory? -Forsyth • Unless Federally mandated, it is subjected to “whims” of the populace Mandatory? -Forsyth • Unless Federally mandated, it is subjected to “whims” of the populace • Not embraced during recessions • Cheaper to not be green? • If everyone has to do it, no price advantages.

Conclusion • The less waste, the more $$$ • Gains popularity as attention shifts Conclusion • The less waste, the more $$$ • Gains popularity as attention shifts to the planet’s condition. • Government incentives would entice business whereas regulations might chain them. • Should be an urgent enough of an issue to follow suit.

Shut up and Do it! -Whitemyer • Effort spent on preaching it should be Shut up and Do it! -Whitemyer • Effort spent on preaching it should be spent on doing it. –Whitemyer • Start with Studio – Recycle your materials – Minimalize excess materials in planning • Practice this in the real world. – “Less is More” – Great P. R. – More Design Possibilities • Save $$$

Sources Consulted • • Whitemyer, David. “The Road to Green” http: //www. iida. org/content. Sources Consulted • • Whitemyer, David. “The Road to Green” http: //www. iida. org/content. cfm/the-road-togreen. IIDA (Accessed 21 Feb. 2010) Bittle, Joel. “Home Construction’s Dirty Secret: 8, 000 lbs of Waste Per 2, 000 Square Foot House” Greenbuilding. Elements. com (Accessed 21 Feb. 2010) Bossink, B. A. G; H. J. H. Brouwers; and R. A. van Kessel “FINANCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF CONSTRUCTION WASTE” University of Twente http: //web. dcp. ufl. edu (Accessed 21 Feb. 2010) Forsyth, Timothy. “Environmental responsibility and business regulation: The case of sustainable tourism. ” The Geographical Journal. London: Nov 1997. Vol. 163 Part 3. pg. 270, 11 pgs. (Accessed 22 Feb. 2010)

References for Images • • • Microsoft Clip Art Ergonomics http: //learning. richmond. edu/twiki/pub/OLT/Computer. References for Images • • • Microsoft Clip Art Ergonomics http: //learning. richmond. edu/twiki/pub/OLT/Computer. Ergonomics/Workstation. Graphic. gif (Accessed 21 Feb, 2010) Land. Fill http: //static. squidoo. com/resize/squidoo_images/1/draft_lens 1979493 module 1228491 9 photo_1224879955 db_landfill-compactor-bucket. jpg (Accessed 21 Feb. 2010)