Tips On Planning Green Buildings

An integrated planning process is the key to a green envelope.
October 3, 2003, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Increasingly, designers who strive to build green facilities take into account, along with energy efficiency, the envelope’s impacts on building occupants and on the surrounding environment — be it rural or urban — and the overall life-cycle impacts of the materials involved, including their manufacture, processing and transportation... 'The green projects that really work well have all been ones where the owner's commitment drove the whole process,' says Reed. 'The message to the architect was, 'We’re doing this. Now how can you make it happen?' "

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Published on Sunday, September 28, 2003 in Facility City
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