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Selection of Materials • Building Position • Creating New Design
Materials 1. Insulated Concrete Form Using a lightweight form, usually of foam and reinforcing bars, t he concrete fills the hollow cavity between the foam and honeycomb of bars. The wall is rock solid, sound proof, and bug proof.
Materials 2. “Green” Vegetation Natural vegetation could be a very big addition to a design. This type of material helps the space by purifying the air and maintaining the quality of air.
Materials 3. Steel Touted as a replacement for wood, steels is strong, termite resistant, and offers some fire protection. Generally steel is North America's number one recycled material, allowing steel products to become new steel products after their useful lifetime is over
New Designs Low-E glass and internal blinds • Blinds are located on the interior side • The heat from solar gain is absorbed, reflected by blinds on the interior side, and is radiated from the room. • Solar shading property is low. • Thermal Insulative property is equal to the glazing.
New Designs External blinds type • Blinds are located on the exterior side • The heat from solar gain is absorbed, reflected by blinds on the interior side, and is radiated from the room. • Solar shading property is high. • Thermal Insulative property is equal to the glazing.
New Designs Mechanically ventilated type • This type uses double-pane glass with blinds between the panes, and pass air from the room interior through the cavity by mechanical ventilation. • The solar heat absorbed by blinds is removed by mechanical ventilation. • Solar shading property is high. • Thermal Insulative property is higher than double-pane glass, due to the airflow in the cavity between the panes. (Varies with the air flow rate)
New Designs Naturally ventilated • This type uses double-pane glass with blinds between the panes, and pass air from outside through the cavity by stack effect. • The solar heat absorbed by blinds is removed by ventilation. • Solar shading property is high. • Thermal Insulative property is higher than inner glazing.
New Designs Vertical Gardens- Vertical gardens utilize a building’s façade, otherwise rendered irrelevant for most plant life, to support lush plant growth on the sides and interiors of buildings, concrete walls, and other structures.
New Designs Vertical Gardens Benefits • Environmental: a. Indoor Air Quality: These indoor environments often emit and harbor harmful particles and vapors that frequently cause what is referred to as "sick building syndrome”. b. Gray Water Treatment: Vertical gardens can provide a great tool to recycle and purify greywater. • Economic: • a. LEED: Ultimately, execution of the LEED process can conserve resources, lower operating costs, create a healthier environment for its occupants, and qualify participants for tax right-offs - all while attempting to decrease our carbon footprint.
Passive Solar Building Design It is important to know the sun’s position and its intensity of heat.
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