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By Dale in Richland, AZ on 3/24/2007


The Green Building Specifier 1.0

There is another thread ( GB Spec Discussion) for debates on materials and methods. Please feel free to contribute info that can be added to the list. Reviews of specific methods or materials are to be posted under Product Reviews. Our aim is to keep this easy to use and up-to-date.

The divisions are organized around the primary sheets required in a set of residential plans commonly required by banks for financing or your local building authority to obtain a permit. This list will provide a variety of choices that reduce demands on resources, have lower toxicity, or are more energy-efficient. Some materials are more applicable  regionally.
        

1.0 Site
    1.1Excavation:
        Bio-diesel
    1.2 Landscaping
    1.3 Utilities
        Solar
        Greywater
    1.4 Waste management
2.0 Floor Plan
    2.1 Recycle center
    2.2 Work conditions
3.0 Elevations
    3.1Weatherproofing
    3.2 Windows
    3.3 Doors
4.0 Sections
    4.1 Walls
        Non-conventional framing
        SIP
        ICF
        Steel
        Earthen
        Strawbale
        Heavy Timber
    4.2 Insulation
        Cotton
        Cellulose
5.0 Foundation
    5.1 termite control
        Engineered sand
        SS Mesh
        Borates
6.0 Framing
7.0 Plumbing
    7.1 Water recovery
    7.2 Fixtures
    7.3 Structured plumbing
    7.4 Water heating
8.0 Mechanical
    8.1 Equipment, heating and cooling
    8.2 Equipment, circulation and exhaust
    8.3 Ductwork
    8.4 Hydronics
9.0 Electrical
    9.1 Wiring
        Low-voltage
    9.2 Fixtures
        Compact fluorescent
        Halogen
        LED
10.0 Specialty
    10.1 Fireplaces
    10.2 Pools & spas
    10.3 Cabinets
    10.4 Countertop
    10.5 Wall finishes
        Paint
        Clay finishes
    10.6 Floor finishes
        Cork
        Bamboo
        Linoleum
        Carpet
        Stains
        Sealers


The following list is NOT an endorsement of any specific company. Please shop and compare. Check product reviews for further information or explore the manufacturer’s website to expand your knowledge.

Manufacturer list and links:

Recommended reading:
    Healthy Homes in a Toxic World by Maury M. Breecher and  Shirley Linde
    Construction Ecology: Nature as a Basis for Green Buildings
        by Charles Kibert
    The Philosophy of Sustainable Design by Jason F McLennan
    Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
        by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
    Design Like You Give a Damn Edited by Architecture for    Humanity
    Small Spaces for Modern Living by Caroline Atkins
    Creating the Not So Big House: by Sarah Susanka

Green Building Organizations;
    US Green Building Council, LEED for Homes
Structural Insulated Panels:
    Structural Insulated Panel Association
    KC Panel, Animas, NM
    WinterPanel, Brattleboro, VT

Insulated Concrete Forms:
    Insulated Concrete Form Association
    Amvic, Toronto, Ontario
    Rastra, Scottsdale, AZ
    Nudura, Barrie, Ontario

Windows:
    High performance glass PPG

Paint and related finishes:
    Bioshield, Santa Fe, NM
    American Clay, Albuquerque, N.M

Termite Control
    termite/tips8                            
    borates

Landscaping:
    native plants


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