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Developing a Green Residence
A case study of a plan to develop a large green residence in the inland Pacific Northwest area.
# 100173 | 1,570 words | 2 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 17, 2007 in Architecture (Modern) , Environmental Studies (Design)

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This paper explains that transforming the concept of creating a green building, which interacts with the planet's ecosystem, into a coherent, rational and specific plan and constructing it is a challenge. The author points out that the conditions of a green building design process are low construction impact, resource efficiency through the life of the building, long lasting, nontoxic and aesthetically pleasing. The paper relates that choosing wood, especially large timbers, for a green home may seem odd; however, wood is the greenest of green building materials because it is a dense collection of cellulose that is strong, flexible, and eminently workable and is a renewable resource.

Table of Contents:
Introduction: A Wealthy Celebrity's Green Dream
The Location: The Inland Pacific Northwest
The Design: Materials and Structure
The Design: Peripheral Systems
Conclusions: The Green Home

From the Paper:

"With the client's requirements in mind, the site considerations, and the aforementioned green building criteria, I have determined that the most appropriate building style for this site will be pole construction, in which large round timbers provide the skeletal support structure on which the roof and floors are hung. Pole construction has the benefit of being easily adaptable to most sites, including the steep site that the client owns. In addition, the simplicity of the construction method means that both material and labor costs are reduced dramatically, further limiting resource and energy depletion."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Snell, C. and Callahan, T. (2005). Building Green. New York: Lark Books.
  • Wolfe, R. (1980). Low-Cost Pole Building Construction. Pownal, VT: Storey Communications.

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