Green/Sustainable Design Leed Cycle

LEED Ratings For Neighborhood Development

Introduction

Rapid increase in the population of USA leads to exponential land consumption. This growth continues and in fact it is estimated that currently, the population growth rate is three times. The way we build and utilize land will have a profound impact on both the earth and its ecosystem.

Over the past 50 years, segregated land use accessed by motorways led to the massive use of vehicles as a means of transport. This contributes significantly to greenhouse emissions and specifically a larger percentage of this was attributes to individual cars.

Furthermore, automobile-oriented neighborhoods tend to be hostile to pedestrians and does not support traditional mixed-use neighborhood Centers. Unorganized sprawling neighborhoods also affected the natural habitat, endangered sensitive land and water sources as well as overwhelming municipal infrastructure.

Leadership In Energy And Environmental And Design (LEED) Program

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Here Are Some Approaches To Achieve Energy Efficient Homes

Green Sustainable Design For Energy Efficient Homes

Energy-efficient homes combine a state-of-the-art construction, appliances, and lighting that focuses more on alternative energy utilization and saves you money.

If you are planning to build yourself a new energy-efficient house or you need to remodel the existing one, optimizing your house efficiency requires a whole house evaluation.

Some of the whole house approach consideration to achieve maximum energy efficiency involves the following:

Water Heating

Green Sustainable Design Water Heater

A solar heater is a method of using solar energy from the sun to heat water for use in your household. The system comprises a storage tank and solar collectors for trapping the heat energy from the sun. Since it utilizes a free source of energy that is also renewable, it saves you a lot of money on your water heating bills.

Windows, Doors And Skylights

Green Sustainable Design Windows

When designing your new home and adhering to energy efficiency designs, choose energy efficient windows and doors.…

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Setting Up Solar Power Systems At Your Home

Introduction: Solar Power Generators

Are you living off the grid or having regular power interruptions from your mains utility?

If your answer is yes, then you may want to consider installing solar panels and/or using a backup solar generator in your home. (NOTE: SolarGenerator.guide provides excellent buying guides and reviews of the leading solar generators and solar panel systems available, today.)

Solar power comes with a lot of benefits, in fact, it is the most popular form of renewable energy in use today. Advances in solar energy over the years has seen a tremendous improvement to off grid living. It is now much cheaper and efficient to leave off the grid than ever before.

In the early years, you had to be contented with simple approaches such as taking a 12v battery to be charged and topped up in a nearby battery charging stations.…

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