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Green Building Design Workshop

What is a ‘green building’? How do you design it? How do you assess the ‘greenness’ of a building? Few architects, engineers or quantity surveyors have faced the challenge of including ‘green’ in their list of criteria for designing a building. Some see it as being simply another excuse not to care about the quality of architecture, others that it is only a reevaluation of materials and technology on the basis of the latest scientific research. It could be argued, however, that good architecture has always been green - natural ventilation and natural lighting have always been important issues and energy consumption (maintenance costs), as well as health and safety, have always been on architects’ and engineers’ checklists. R. Lutz and N. Billett

Author(s): Lutz, R;Billett, N

Keywords: environment;design;meetings;recycling;energy conservation;buildings