How Construction and the Built Environment can Both Benefit and Harm the Natural Environment Since it's earliest days, the Human Race has sought to bend the natural environment to it's will; since the first Man (or woman!) cut the first branch from a tree, a battle has been fought between mankind and Mother Nature. Rivers have been dammed, forests cleared away and mountains levelled in our quest to mould the environment to our needs. Our blinkered onslaught against the planet
Unit 2 M1 Assess the potential environmental impact of a proposed construction project on the local natural environment. Potential construction project for The City of Liverpool College - LAX Author: Matthew Ellis Introduction: I have been asked to put together a report for the potential construction project for The City Of Liverpool College. The current site being looked at is on Roscoe Street. I will be discussing the consequences which could occur to the buildings in proximity to the site location
unnecessary energy loss (including generating heat loss and lighting loss), is bound to increase electric effect throughout the city, thereby exacerbating urban heat island effect. ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT Introduction. In this area, we will discuss about energy savings, land savings, water savings and environment protection. For the energy savings we need to promote the use of new and renewable energy sources. Reasonable arrangements for cities’ various functions, and promote urban living, employment
therefore, so the lands can be used to living is very few. Green building design through a variety of methods to make the building as a whole in conjunction with the site, the site through the use of natural features to increase the comfort of humans, while reducing the impact of human activities on the environment. For example, site selection principles of green building is to make use of existing building sites, rather refurbished than do not rebuild, so in this way it can save land resources; building
enormous amounts of materials for their construction. The need for earth-based materials makes impacts of energy consumption, resource depletion and natural degradation. (5) (McEntire, 2004). thus, to preserve nature we can use glass cullet to replace a certain amount of natural aggregate as sates by Finkle & Ksaibati in their study Recycled Glass Utilization In Highway Construction.
The Green Building Movement “North American homes, offices and other buildings contribute an estimated 2.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere every year—more than one third of the continent 's greenhouse gas pollution output” (Biello). Global warming is a worldwide issue that is thought to be one of the most severe problems around the globe. Pollution in the atmosphere is one of the main causes of global warming. This pollution starts to build up and destroy the ozone layer causing
Construction of green buildings should be in the intensive land use, based on the optimization of land use, can make full use of industrial waste, in order to protect and use of land resources; and in materials savings, it refers to the structure once construction and renovation put in place, and does not destroy demolition of existing building components and facilities, the avoid duplication of decoration and waste materials; in water conservation, green building requirements and ways to reduce
care for mother earth. In the context of construction, this means placing plants in buildings, installing green roofs and use local construction materials. Sustainability is much more than a green coat concept draped over buildings. Sustainability is strong, a courageous idea that would change the future. To sustain is to withstand and endure without “giving away.” A sustainable civilization should not empty natural resources and endanger the environment. To sustain is “…to meet the needs of the
sector is one of the highest contributors to the degradation of the environment and the excessive global average consumption rate of energy, whether it be from electricity or from natural resources (Marshall & Shortle, 2005). In this assignment I will be discussing the energy and material inputs, and the waste outputs of such housing estates throughout their life cycle, and how these may have a direct or indirect impact on the environment. There are a number of phases throughout the life cycle of a
pollution impacts the quality of both the environment and human health. It degrades natural resources, threatens economic prosperity and poses health and safety risks to communities. Stormwater pollution is the result of urban and industrial runoff getting washed into the storm drains, seriously affecting all of our nation’s water sources. Federal regulations and pollution prevention measures can significantly influence the quality of our water, our environment and our health.