Green Building Guidelines

Update:  Check out NIST’s BEES Model (version 3.0)  — Building
for Environmental and Economic Sustainability, a powerful technique for selecting
cost-effective, environmentally-preferable building products.  Developed
by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Building and Fire
Research Laboratory with support from USEPA Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Program.  www.bfrl.nist.gov/oae/software/bees.html

DOE High Performance Building Database www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/highperformance/

Construction and Demolition Debris  www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/debris/reduce.htm

Whole Building Design Guide www.wbdg.org

GSA’s Sustainable Design Website www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?P=PXE&content1d=8154&contentType=GSA_OVERVIEW

 

Santa Barbara County

 

A necessary component of a sustainable
future will be a sustainable built environment. We need a revolution in how
we think about, design, construct, and operate buildings and communities.
We need buildings that take less from the earth and give more to people.
Imagine homes, offices, and communities that are net producers of energy,
food,clean water and air; that support healthy and biological communities;
and that achieve a natural beauty through their harmony with the earth. 

-
The Sustainability Project

TABLE
OF CONTENTS
 

INTRODUCTION

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PROLOGUE
xi
TOOLS FOR GREEN BUILDING
xiii
HOW TO USE THESE GUIDELINES
xvii
GREEN BUILDING CHECKLIST
xix

 

LAND, SITE AND ITS SYSTEMS

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SITUATE NEW ELEMENTS AND BUILDINGS ONTO THE LAND CAREFULLY
S1
PROTECT THE HEALTH OF SOIL
S2
MAINTAIN NATURAL DRAINAGE PATTERNS AND GROUNDWATER
RECHARGE
S3
MAXIMIZE DROUGHT TOLERANT PLANTINGS IN LANDSCAPES
S4
CHOOSE VEGETATION APPROPRIATE TO SPECIFIC SITE CONSIDERATIONS
S5
SAVE AND INCORPORATE EXISTING SITE FEATURES AND VEGETATION
S6
CHOOSE THE PROPER MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT AND METHODS FOR
SITE DEVELOPMENT
S7
CONTINUE TO MANAGE YOUR SITE AND ITS SYSTEMS THROUGH
TIME
S8
GARDENER’S SUPPORT
S9
RESOURCES
SR

GREEN
B
UILDING
MATERIAL OPTIONS

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EVALUATE MATERIALS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
M1
MATERIALS: CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS
M2
MATERIALS: BLOCK WALLS
M3
MATERIALS: BUILDING STRUCTURE: WOOD
M4
MATERIALS: BUILDING STRUCTURE: NON WOOD
M5
MATERIALS: BUILDING STRUCTURE – STRUCTURAL WALL SHEATHING
M6
MATERIALS: ROOFING
M7
MATERIALS: ROOFING – CONSIDERATIONS
M7a
MATERIALS: EXTERIOR SIDING
M8
MATERIALS: WINDOWS
M9
MATERIALS: WINDOWS – CONSIDERATIONS
M9a
MATERIALS: DOORS
M10
MATERIALS: DOORS – CONSIDERATIONS
M10a
MATERIALS: INSULATION
M11
MATERIALS: INTERIOR – PLASTER AND WALL BOARD
M12
MATERIALS: INTERIOR – PAINTS
M13
MATERIALS: INTERIOR – MILLWORK AND CABINETRY
M14
MATERIALS: INTERIOR – FABRICS, WINDOW AND
WALL COVERINGS
M15
MATERIALS: HARD FLOORING
M16
MATERIALS: FLOOR COVERING
M17
MATERIALS: MISCELLANEOUS BUILDING ELEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
M18
RESOURCES
MR

ENERGY
HARVESTING AND EFFICIENCY

(647 kb pdf)

USE PASSIVE SOLAR STRATEGIES FOR SPACE HEATING REQUIREMENTS
E1
EMPLOY PASSIVE COOLING STRATEGIES
E2
INTEGRATE DAYLIGHTING WITH ELECTRIC LIGHTING, OVERALL
BUILDING DESIGN,

MECHANICAL SYSTEMS, AND INTERIOR DESIGN

E3
CHOOSE HIGH-EFFICIENCY MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT
E4
SELECT ENERGY CONSERVING APPLIANCES AND OFFICE EQUIPMENT
E5
HARNESS THE SUN FOR DOMESTIC HOT WATER AND POOL HEATING
E6
CONSIDER USING RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
E7
RESOURCES
ER

CONSERVING
WATER

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DESIGN FOR WATER USE EFFICIENCY IN KITCHEN AND FOOD
PREPARATION AREAS
C1
DESIGN FOR WATER USE EFFICIENCY IN BATHROOM
AREAS
C2
INSTALL WATER CONSERVING DEVICES IN LANDSCAPED AREAS
C3
INSTALL APPROPRIATE SURFACING AND FILTERING DEVICES
TO MANAGE

STORM WATER RUN-OFF

C4
CONSIDER USING WATER COLLECTION SYSTEMS
ON-SITE
C5
INSTALL SYSTEMS THAT UTILIZE RECYCLED WATER
C6
CONSIDER ON-SITE WATER TREATMENT
C7
RESOURCES
CR

HEALTHY
INDOOR ENVIRONMENTS

(2.0 meg pdf)

IMPLEMENT DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION STRATEGIES
THAT MINIMIZE INDOOR

AIR POLLUTION

H1
DESIGN HVAC SYSTEMS TO PROMOTE IMPROVED AIR QUALITY
H2
INSTALL FILTRATION AND VENTILATION SYSTEMS TO PROMOTE
IMPROVED AIR QUALITY
H3
CHOOSE ZERO- OR LOW-EMISSION FINISH MATERIALS
H4
EVALUATE YOUR HOME OR OFFICE FOR POTENTIAL
SOURCES OF INDOOR AIR POLLUTION
H5
MAINTAIN BUILDING TO AVOID INDOOR AIR POLLUTION
H6
REDUCE INDOOR NOISE POLLUTION
H7
REDUCE INDOOR EXPOSURE TO EMFs
H8
RESOURCES
HR

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT

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REDUCE CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL USE AND ON SITE WASTE
W1
PURCHASE RECYCLED CONTENT BUILDING MATERIALS
W2
SET UP A JOB-SITE RECYCLING PROGRAM
W3
SALVAGE REUSABLE MATERIALS
W4
INCLUDE ALL PROJECT PARTICIPANTS IN WASTE MANAGEMENT
EFFORTS
W5
MINIMIZE WASTE IN BUILDING OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
W6
RESOURCES
WR

LOCAL GREEN BUILDING EXAMPLES

ARMSTRONG
RESIDENCE
L1
ALLEN
RESIDENCE
L2
CAMPANELLI
OFFICE BUILDING
L3
COLD
SPRING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
L4
FLOATING
RESTROOM MARINA ONE
L5
VAN
ATTA DESIGN STUDIOS
L6
LANDRUM
RESIDENCE
L7
JAQUA/GRIFFIN
RESIDENCE
L8
GILDEA
RESOURCE CENTER
L9
BUYNAK
RESIDENCE
L10
HATCH
AND PARENT
L11
BREN HALL
L12
SMALL CONDOMINIUM GARDEN
L13
MONTECITO ESTATE GARDEN
L14

 

APPENDICES

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GLOSSARY
G1
APPENDIX A – RECOMMENDED READING
AA
APPENDIX B – INNOVATIVE BUILDING REVIEW PROGRAM
AB
APPENDIX C – SAMPLE WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN
AC