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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
          ©2006 by College Publishing. All rights reserved.

          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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