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SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES FOR OVERVIEW OF PROTOTYPE GREEN-BUILT HOUSE DESIGN

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Journal of Green Building

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INTRODUCTION

Guy Architects, Ltd. reviewed the ways in which green technologies could be incorporated into the general housing market. The following is a review of sustainable technologies we considered for incorporation into a prototype housing design. The litmus test for the selections of systems included the following:

• Are the systems easy to maintain?

• Are the materials durable and the layouts flexible?

• Does the design have curb appeal to attract a broad range of homeowners?

• Does the design encourage a more widespread use of Green Design principals in the construction sector?

• Does the design use familiar off-the-shelf technology?

The prototype was designed for southern Canada where farms and industry are available to provide the materials needed for the unit’s mass production. The design incorporates long-lasting materials to extend the building life to an estimated 80 years. By doing this, the house could provide multi-generation abodes for families, while amortising the initial cost of the unit over a longer period of time. The flexible plan has dynamic spaces, which can accommodate a variety of lot orientations. We anticipate that the unit’s construction cost would be between $200K and$300K, depending on the configuration.

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Journal
jgrb
Journal of Green Building
College Publishing
1552-6100
1943-4618
1943-4618
Spring 2006
: 1
: 2
: 18-31
Author notes

1.Guy Architects Ltd., www.guyarchitects.com. Mr. Guy may be reached at (867) 873-3266 or wayne@ 123456guyarchitects.com .

2.P. Eng., The Pacific Institute for Advanced Studies.

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jgb.1.2.18
10.3992/jgb.1.2.18

Volumes 1-7 of JOGB are open access and do not require permission for use, though proper citation should be given. To view the licenses, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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Pages: 14
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