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April 24 - Building a better future: design principles for greener buildings

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Moderated by HHGEC
Lecturer: Robert Fox
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_F._Fox,_Jr.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the built environment as a determinant of human health
2. Describe how the built environment can be perceived as an ecosystem
3. Demonstrate the potential for architectural design to address environmental externalities associated with anthropogenic activities

Readings:
1. Brown MA, Southworth F, Stovall TK. Towards a Climate-Friendly Built Environment. Prepared for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. June 2005. (Read Executive Summary, Introduction and Greenhouse Gas Emissions A-C.)
2. Frumkin H, “Chapter 19: Healthy Buildings,” in Frumkin (Ed.), Environmental Health: From Global to Local, Second Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010.
http://hhgec.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/frumkin-healthy-buildings.pdf
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Marla McKnight, April 25, 2012

An interesting project looking at the intersection of sustainability and design in our built environment.

“Vitamin Green” is a massive, comprehensive snapshot of the design world’s response to urban agriculture, ecological sustainability and energy efficiency. This collection of 100 green projects records an up-to-the-minute anthology of innovative responses to nature’s most pressing issues.”

http://www.coolhunting.com/design/vitamin-green.php
Marla McKnight
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  • Daniel Salazar Daniel Salazar April 27, 2012
    Vitamin Green” is fascinating and inspiring yet functional. I especially liked the edible garden prioritizing sustainability and food over appearance and perception.

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