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ENVIRONMENTALSUSTAINABILITY INCONSTRUCTIONStudent name
Order 6459521ABSTRACTThe United States Domestic Residence department has conducted a study on the environmentalimpact of buildings in terms of the energy use and consumption. There have been millions ofdemolitions causing a lot of debris and the amount of raw materials used in the construction isquite less (Barrett, et al, n.d.). sustainable construction seeks to have minimal or no wastage orcarbon emissions from the construction sites. The strategy aims at maintaining the naturalresources to ensure that the future generations can use the same resources for their activities. Thedesign technologies employed to minimize the carbon emissions ensure that there is high energyefficiency. The constructors, architects, designers, and engineers need to use resources that areenvironmental friendly or those that do not cause any form of harm to the environment. Themanufacture, distribution, and transportation of the materials needs to be strategic utilizingminimal energy. There are several ways one can conserve the environment while making itinteractive with the construction process. The landscaping of the site should consider the stormwater management techniques used in hydrology. Water is a scarce resource that needs to be wellmanaged. As earlier discussed, many designers are using green roof to have a feel of nature ontheir buildings. Others encourage residents to have plantation on their balconies and on the walls.
Order 6459522TABLE OF CONTENTSABSTRACT................................................................................................................................................1INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................................................3NET-ZERO ENERGY................................................................................................................................3Selection of low carbon construction materials.......................................................................................3Innovative construction process...............................................................................................................4Management of operative energy consumption and consumption behavior.............................................4Choice of renewable energy systems.......................................................................................................4Recycle and reuse....................................................................................................................................5DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION..........................................................................................................5REFERENCES............................................................................................................................................6
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