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									MATERIALS RESEARCH PRESENTATION:                         04.02.09
  PREPARED FOR THE DUPAGE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY




        ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                                    GROUP #1


   TEAM MEMBERS
   Jack Bowen
   Rizwan Moin
   Jeff Nemcher
   Jairo Ortega
   Afia Syeda

   RESEARCH TOPICS
    1.0 - General Data
    2.0 - Sitework
    3.0 - Concrete
    6.0 - Carpentry




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
 RESEARCH TOPIC:     CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT


   SUMMARY
               Hoving Recycling & Disposal, Inc provides full recycling and
   waste removal service. They also offer a variety of comprehensive
   recycling that is customized to fit our needs.


    Services:

              Pit Stop - Portable Restroom Service
              Dispose of Waste
              Street Sweeping
              Recycle
              Transfer Waste



   Location: West Chicago, Illinois.




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
 RESEARCH TOPIC:      CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT


   SUMMARY
                RSI that stands for Recycling systems,Inc. is the largest
   recycling facility in the chicagoland area owned by a family. For almost 40
   years, this company has been serving Chicago area and many other
   people including contractors, businesses and etc. RSI also provide
   tracking and documentation of the city of Chicago mandates and also for
   LEED building projects.
                 Its services are very convenient. They drop off a dumpster and
   pick up waste material. They accept mixed construction and demolition
   debris, straight loads of recyclable material and municipal solid waste.
   Their main objective is to recycle material as much as possible and
   turning it into useful resources.

   They handle:
              • Waste • Recycling • Junk • Metal • Concrete • Dirt • Roofing
              • Vegetation • Construction • Demolition • Landscaping waste
              • Storm damage • Flooding damage • Drywall • carpet
              • Furniture • Roll off boxes • Plastic • Wood • Cardboard
              • Scrap • Tiles • Asphalt




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
 RESEARCH TOPIC:      CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT

   Services:
                •Construction and Demolition Debris
                •Container Services
                •Customizing
                •Demolition
                •Free Unloading
                •Hauling
                •Open to the Public
                •Permits
                •Recycling
                •Sorting
                •LEED
                •Roll-Off Service Container Rental


    Products:
               Asbestos Hauler, Asphalt, Cars, Construction Waste, Electrical
   Conduit, Piping, Electronics, Gypsum Board, Metal, Office Paper, Old
   Cardboard, Railroad Ties, Soil, Landscape Waste, Wood, Wood Sheet
   Materials, Wood Trim, Carpet and Ceiling Tiles, Drywall, Furniture, Plastic,
   Roofing.


    Location: 3152 California Av, Chicago, IL 60608.

ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
          RESEARCH TOPIC: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention




   There are many simple, inexpensive ways to
   reduce the amount of pollution produced at a
   construction site…
   -Use of water or non-toxic chemicals to control dust
   -Limit the driving speed of construction vehicles.
   -Cover air conditioning units, vents and registers
   with plastic, to prevent particles from getting inside.
   -Wash vehicles off at construction site.




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                        RESEARCH TOPIC: Storm Water Management



   WHAT?
   When it rains, storm water runoff that isn't properly
   managed can flow over impervious surfaces picking up
   pollutants along the way and washing them into rivers
   and streams. Storm water runoff can also cause flooding
   and erosion, destroy habitat and contribute to combined
   sewer overflows.
   WHY?
   Only 1% of Chicago’s rainwater is re-used. The other
   99% is channeled back into lakes, rivers and streams, full
   of contaminants.


   27,200 gallons of water fall on a one-acre yard during a
   one-inch rainfall. All of which can be re-used.



ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                                          RESEARCH TOPIC: Storm Water Management



                                    Rain Barrels
                                    Rain barrels are attached to downspouts which collect storm
                                    water running off of the roof. An overflow system allows excess
                                    water to be directed elsewhere. The rainwater collected in the
                                    barrel can be used for watering your plants or garden during dry
                                    times of the year and even to wash your car.
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                                    Lawn and garden watering can make up 40 percent of your
RESEARCH, TYPICAL
                                    household water use during the summer months.
                                    Pricing
                                    Aquascape (St. Charles, IL) $250
                                    City of Chicago Rain Barrel Program (Residency Required) $40
                                    Installation
                                    Easy. Just a matter of shortening the downspout from the gutters
                                    to flow directly into the barrel through a downspout adapter
                                    ($15/Each).



                                 ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                              RESEARCH TOPIC: Storm Water Management



   Rain Gardens
   A rain garden is a natural or dug shallow depression designed to capture
   and soak up storm water runoff from your roof or other impervious areas
   around your home like driveways and walkways.
   Rain gardens can reduce storm water pollution by 30%.
   Most effective with native planting.
   Installation/Pricing
   Rain gardens can be very easy to install. Set-up can be as simple as
   pointing a downspout towards a garden. If the lawn is sloped away from
   the house, the rain garden can be up to 30 feet away from the house.

   Pricing for a 210 square foot Rain garden

   Mulch 2 cu. yd. $26/cu. yd. $52
   Sand 6 cu. yd. $16/cu. yd. $96
   Compost 6 cu. yd. $32/cu. yd. $192
   Topsoil 12 cu. yd. $26/cu. yd. $312
   Native Plants Approx. 30 $2-15/plant $60
   Excavator 1 $160-200/day Cost Varies

   Approximate Cost $712-$1,102

ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                         RESEARCH TOPIC: Sustainable Landscaping



   WHAT?
   Sustainable landscaping is a low-impact, low-
   maintenance and low-resource-use way to landscape.


   WHY?
   Benefits of sustainable landscaping are:
   -Enhance and protect ecosystems and biodiversity
   -Improve air and water quality
   -Reduce solid waste
   -Conserve natural resources
   -Reduce maintenance costs




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                              RESEARCH TOPIC: Sustainable Landscaping



   Native Planting
   Native planting is a low cost alternative to traditional landscaping. That
   uses plants and grasses that are native or adaptable to the location they
   are going to be used. They typically have longer root structures, which
   work better at absorbing materials in the soil. The reduced maintenance
   benefits the environment, by not using fertilizers or excess amounts of
   water.
   Cost
   -Similar to traditional landscaping
   -Long term savings as much as 1/5
   Application
   -Absorb area that usually goes to lawns
   -Which cuts down maintenance and pollution




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                         RESEARCH TOPIC: Sustainable Landscaping



   Trellis and Vines
   Having a trellis and vines on a portion of the house that
   receives direct sunlight will block the sunlight from
   heating up the outside (and inside) of the house. In the
   winter, when you need the sunlight for added heat, the
   leaves are off which allows the light to get through.
   These will be particularly useful in the new development,
   since freshly planted trees will need some time to
   produce shade.


   Cost: Minimal due to the fact that these can be built
   onsite by volunteers.


   Maintenance: The homeowner will have to trim the vines
   from time to time.

ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                              RESEARCH TOPIC: Pervious Pavement



   WHAT?
   Pervious pavement allows water to run though the
   material to the soil, rather than being fed through the
   storm drainage systems which then runs into natural
   waterways.
   WHY?
   -Reduces storm water runoff
   -Replenishes groundwater
   -Requires less land to be set aside for drainage
   -Reduces pollutants in runoff
   -Reduces irrigation of area plantings based on the
   seepage of rain into the sub soil surfaces




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                              RESEARCH TOPIC: Pervious Pavement



   Pervious Asphalt
   Recommended for streets due to its high durability,
   reduced roadway noise, non-slippery when wet, extended
   pavement life.
   Disadvantages are that it needs to be vacuumed to avoid
   clogging, and it only works when it is installed correctly.
   Cost: 20% More than traditional asphalt. Cost can be
   offset by reducing the amount of storm water
   infrastructure, and not having to use as much land for
   water run-offs. (Meyer Materials, McHenry IL)
   Installation: Uses the same technique of application as
   traditional asphalt, but a experienced contractor is a
   requirement for it to work properly.




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                 RESEARCH TOPIC: Pervious Pavement



   Walkways and Patios
   Instead of paying the extra cost for pervious asphalt on short
   walkways or patios, traditional materials can be used using the
   right technique.


   Cost: Comparable to traditional methods, although it will require
   more labor.


   -By using gravel and spacing the tiles correctly, it will allow
   rainwater to run down to the soil.
   -Using traditional materials with a catch basin. By pitching the
   sidewalk or driveway, and letting the water run off into
   designated area (or garden) for drainage into the soil.




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                    RESEARCH TOPIC:   Concrete


   Making Concrete Construction Green
   Modify the concrete mix
   Pouring concrete more responsibly
   Low or Non-VOC sealants, releases, curing agents


   Green concrete systems
   •Insulated concrete forms (ICFs)
   •Pervious Concrete




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
            RESEARCH TOPIC:   Concrete - Green Construction


   Modifying the Concrete Mix
   •Add Fly Ash to the Mix
        •Minimize use of portland cement
        •Reduces Carbon emission
   Pouring Concrete More Responsibly
   •Add a designated washout zone
        •Helps control waste management
   Low or Non-VOC sealants, releases, curing agents,
   stains, etc.
   •Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are know for
   causing health problems.
        Consider using Low or Non-VOC products



ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
     RESEARCH TOPIC:   Concrete - Insulated Concrete Forms


   Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs)
   ICFs are permanent modular concrete forms that
   provide high levels of insulation
        ICFs can reduce energy costs up to 40%
   Types of ICF construction
   Foundation only
   Entire house
        ICF flooring systems
   Installation
   Easy to install, other Habitat chapters have had
   volunteers install the system with minimal training.




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
              RESEARCH TOPIC:   Concrete - Pervious Concrete


   Pervious Concrete
   Allows water to circulate through concrete
   Allows for snow to melt faster
        Safer sidewalks, driveways, and roads
   Reduces heat island effect
   Installation
   Requires specialized training/certification needed
        Special roller screed is needed to place
        concrete




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                            RESEARCH TOPIC:   Alternative Framing Methods


                                 6.0 - CARPENTRY
                                 Advanced Framing Methods – Material Reduction


                                 INCREASE EXTERIOR WALLS TO 2x6 STUDS
                                 Allows for easy installation of thicker insulation.
                                 Allows for 24” O.C. stud spacing.
                                 Reduces the number of studs required for framing.
SIMPLIFIED ADVANCED FRAMING
DIAGRAM
                                 Places structural elements efficiently.




                              ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
              RESEARCH TOPIC:   Alternative Framing Methods


   SUMMARY
   According to the US Department of Energy's Office of
   Building Technology, advanced framing techniques can
   save $500 in material costs per 1200 square feet of house,
   shave 3 to 5 percent off of labor costs, and reduce annual
   heating and cooling costs by 5 percent .




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
              RESEARCH TOPIC:   Alternative Framing Materials


   6.0 - CARPENTRY
   Finger Jointed Studs


   BENEFITS OF FINGER JOINTED STUDS
   Finger Jointed Studs are approved by the IBC and
   IRC and are considered interchangeable with solid-
   sawn lumber in vertical applications.
   Finger Jointed Studs can be made from shorter
   sections of wood including scrap and waste from
   other production activities.




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
              RESEARCH TOPIC:   Alternative Framing Materials


   SUMMARY
   Finger Jointed Studs are a sustainable product that
   exceeds the vertical compression requirements of standard
   dimensional lumber.
   Finger Jointed Studs that contain 3 or more joints per stud
   is increased stability.
   The cost for Finger Jointed Studs can be slightly higher
   than conventional sawn dimensional lumber. Current price
   differences are approximately 3 to 8 percent. This relates to
   an average increase of 75 to 150 dollars per 1,000 board feet
   of lumber.
   Most finger jointed lumber is only approved for vertical
   applications making it necessary to order standard
   dimensional lumber for any cross bracing, rafters, joists,
   blocking and other horizontal and angular applications.




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                  RESEARCH TOPIC:   Locally Sourced Materials


   6.0 - CARPENTRY
   Locally Produced OSB


   LOCAL MATERIALS PROVIDE MULTIPLE BENEFITS
   Locally produced materials help maintain a healthy
   local economy.
   Transportation costs are reduced.
   Emissions and pollution related to long distance
   shipping are eliminated.




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
         RESEARCH TOPIC:   Certified Green Building Products


   6.0 - CARPENTRY
   FSC Certified Lumber


   BENEFITS OF FSC CERTIFIED LUMBER
   The FORESTRY STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL (FSC)
   inspects and certifies the harvesting and
   management practices of participating companies.
   FSC lumber is a proven sustainable resource that
   ensures our forests will be able to produce products
   for future generations.




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
         RESEARCH TOPIC:   Certified Green Building Products


   SUMMARY
   FSC Certification provides the opportunity to support the
   sustainable management of our nations forests. These
   benefits add a 10 to 30% cost premium compared to
   traditional lumber prices.
   FSC lumber is locally available and may be in stock or may
   require lead times of 2 to 4 weeks on some orders.
   Additionally, careful documentation of FSC products is
   required in order to achieve LEED points.




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                RESEARCH TOPIC:   General Data


   1.0 - GENERAL DATA
   Recycling


   SEPARATION OF SCRAP LUMBER
   On site storage of scrap lumber can reduce waste
   by more than 50 percent.
   Create an are on site to separate scrap lumber by
   dimensions and length.
   Bins or areas for 2’ and shorter, 2 to 4’, 4 to 8’ and
   longer lengths are most common.
   2’ sections can be used for blocking, 2 to 4’ may be
   useful in door and window framing.




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                                    GROUP #2


   TEAM MEMBERS
   David Chell
   Juan Perez
   Guillermo Lara



   RESEARCH TOPICS
   7.0 Roofing
   7.0 Sealants and Caulks
   7.0 Siding
   7.0 Insulation
   8.0 Doors and Windows




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                               RESEARCH TOPIC:   ROOFING (SHINGLES)


                                WHAT
                                DOMAIN WINSLOW COOL COLOR SERIES (asphalt
                                shingles by Elk Premium Building Products)


ELK PREMIUM BUILDING PRODUCTS
                                WHY?
                                SLOW HEAT BUILD-UP AND MAKE THE HOME MORE
                                ENERGY-EFFICIENT




                          ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                                  RESEARCH TOPIC:   ROOFING (SHINGLES)


                                   SUMMARY
                                   COMPOSED OF HIGHLY REFLECTIVE GRANULES




DOMAIN WINSLOW COOL COLOR SERIES   A GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO THE STANDARD ASPHALT
                                   SHINGLE AND ENERGY-STAR RATED




                                   EASILY INSTALLED AND POSSIBLE LEED PTS. FOR AIR
                                   INFILTRATION




                                   COST: APPROX. $140 PER SQ.




                             ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                            RESEARCH TOPIC:   ROOFING (UNDERLAYMENT)


                 WHAT
                 VersaShield NON-ASPHALTIC FIBERGLASS-BASED
                 UNDERLAYMENT


                 WHY?
                 PROVIDES INCREASED MOISTURE PROTECTION




VersaShield




              ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                    RESEARCH TOPIC:   ROOFING (UNDERLAYMENT)


                         SUMMARY
                         INSENSITIVE TO EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS




                         PROVIDES INCREASED FIRE RATED PROTECTION AND
VOLUNTEER-INSTALLED
                         INCREASED MOISTURE PROTECTION




                         EASILY INSTALLED AND POSSIBLE LEED PTS. FOR AIR
                         INFILTRATION




                         COST: APPROX. $100 PER ROLL




                      ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                            RESEARCH TOPIC:   ROOFING (UNDERLAYMENT)


                 WHAT?
WinterGuard      WinterGuard BY CERTAINTEED (UNDERLAYMENT)


                 WHY?
                 WinterGuard PROVIDES BETTER PROTECTION AGAINST
                 ICE DAMS OVER THE AVERAGE UNDERLAYMENT




              ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                            RESEARCH TOPIC:   ROOFING (UNDERLAYMENT)


                 SUMMARY
                 CONTAINS POLYMERS WHICH PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL
                 PROTECTION


                 COMES IN THREE EFFECTIVE SURFACE FINISHES:
                 SAND, GRANULAR, AND HIGH TACK/TEMPERATURE
WinterGuard




                 CAN BE EASILY INSTALLED BY HABITAT VOLUNTEERS


                 COST: ANYWHERE FROM $200 - $300 PER ROOF FT.




              ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                    RESEARCH TOPIC:   ROOFING/INSULATION


                  WHAT
                  Rboard INSULATION SHEATHING (by Atlas Roofing
                  Corporation)


                  WHY?
                  CAN HELP MEET, OR EXCEED THE MODEL ENERGY CODE
                  STANDARDS
Atlas Rboard




               ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                    RESEARCH TOPIC:   ROOFING/INSULATION


                  SUMMARY
                  REDUCES THE POTENTIAL FOR CONDENSATIONS
                  PROBLEMS


Atlas Rboard

                  ACUltra TECHNOLOGY MEANS ZERO HCFC’S




                  COST-EFFECTIVE “GREEN” SOLUTION




                  COST: APPROX. $10 PER SHEET (1/2” x 4’ x 8’)




               ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                                        RESEARCH TOPIC:   ROOFING CHART



                   Price        Durability     Colors        R-Value    Installation   Sustainable


  DOMAIN           $$$$                         Cool          N/A       Volunteer
 WINSLOW
COOL COLOR
                                 ****        Browncastle                                 ****
Certainteed      (donated)                      Black         N/A       Volunteer
Landmark 30
                     $
                                  ***                                                     **
VersaShield        $$$                           N/A          N/A       Volunteer
(underlayment)                   ****                                                     ***
WinterGuard        $$$$                          N/A          N/A       Volunteer
(underlayment)                   ****                                                     ***
Atlas Rboard       $$$                           N/A                    Volunteer
                                 *****                       ****                        ****



                             ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                      RESEARCH TOPIC:    DOORS and WINDOWS


         There are many factors to consider when buying a window.


         Most importantly the U-Factor = a ratio of heat transfer
                   measured by CONDUCTION, CONVECTION, and
                   RADIATION. The lower the number the more
                   insulated a component is.


         SUNLIGHT = half VISIBLE LIGHT, and the rest is mostly
                    NEAR-INFRARED with a small amount of
                    ULTRAVIOLET


         Four basic properties of glazing that affect radiant energy
                   transfer: TRANSMITTANCE, REFLECTANCE,
                   ABSORPTANCE, EMITTANCE




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                         RESEARCH TOPIC:     DOORS and WINDOWS


                                  IGUs


                                  Reflective coatings and films
                                  Double Glazing
                                  Low-Emittance coatings:
DOORS and WINDOWS                           High-Solar-Gain
                                            Moderate-Solar-Gain
                                            Low-Solar-Gain
                                  Gas fills and gap width
                                  Triple Glazing




                    ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                          RESEARCH TOPIC:   DOORS and WINDOWS


                        Weatherstripping
                                    Compression-seal: awning, hopper, and
                                     casement
                        Frames:
                                    Aluminum
                                    Wood
DOORS and WINDOWS
                                    Vinyl
                                    Insulated Vinyl
                                    Fiberglass
                        Window Installation
                        Architectural and Interior Design decisions




                    ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                         RESEARCH TOPIC:   DOORS and WINDOWS


                       WHAT?
                       Pella ThermaStar Windows



                       WHY?
                       These windows have a U-Value of .3 because of its doubled
DOORS and WINDOWS
                       glazing and insulated vinyl frame…the lower the U-Value,
                       the high the window performs




                    ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                         RESEARCH TOPIC:   DOORS and WINDOWS


                       SUMMARY
                       These windows are very durable, glazing guaranteed for 20
                       years and frame guaranteed for 10 years


                       Require no special maintenance and are easily installed by
DOORS and WINDOWS      Habitat volunteer


                       U-Value = .3


                       Price varies greatly on the type of window, but are more
                       expensive than your single glazed window


                       May contribute to LEED points (depending on proper
                       installation)



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                                         RESEARCH TOPIC:   DOORS and WINDOWS


                       WHAT?
                       Andersen Doors and Windows


                       WHY?
DOORS and WINDOWS      Low E4 glass, with Perma-Shield


                       Lifespan of 20 years on glazing and 10 years on all non-
                       glass parts.


                       Easily installed by Habitat volunteer




                    ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                         RESEARCH TOPIC:   DOORS and WINDOWS


                       SUMMARY


                       Available from Home Depot


                       Cost-effective


                       Doors and windows are energy
DOORS and WINDOWS




                    ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                         RESEARCH TOPIC:   DOORS and WINDOWS


                       WHAT
                       Alside Window System


                       WHY?
DOORS and WINDOWS      Window systems are ENERGY-STAR rated


                       Easily installed by a volunteer


                       Require no special maintenance


                       Locally available at Home Depot.



                    ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                         RESEARCH TOPIC:   DOORS and WINDOWS


                       SUMMARY
                       Energy-efficient, reduced air infiltration, high
                       performance warm edge spacer system


                       Guaranteed for up to 20 years
DOORS and WINDOWS




                    ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                RESEARCH TOPIC:   SUSTAINABLE SIDING (OVERVIEW)


                         WHAT?
                         VINYL SIDING




SUSTAINABLE SIDING       WHY?
                         USES LOW AMOUNTS OF ENERGY DURING MANUFACTURING
                         LESS AIR POLLUTION DURING PRODUCTION
                         REQUIRES LESS ENERGY TO TRANSPORT
                         MINIMAL WASTE DURING INSTALLATION
                         RECYCLED CONTENT
                         MINIMAL AIR POLLUTION DURING INSTALLATION
                         MAINTENANCE FREE
                         LIFE EXPECTANCY = LIFETIME




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                                  RESEARCH TOPIC:   SUSTAINABLE SIDING (BRANDS)




                              MITTEN - Cambridge (TYPICAL VINYL SIDING)

                              MITTEN - Sentry (PREMIUM)

                              CERTAINTEED - Monogram
                              (DBL 4” PREMIUM SIDING)

SUSTAINABLE SIDING
                              CERTAINTEED - Cedarboards (INSULATED)

                              JAMES HARDIE - Hardieplank (FIBER CEMENT)




SUSTAINABLE SIDING




                     ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                      RESEARCH TOPIC:      SUSTAINABLE SIDING



                              WHAT?
                              Mitten – Cambridge
                              (TRADITIONAL VINYL SIDING)



                              WHY?
SUSTAINABLE SIDING

                              AVAILABLE IN 16 COLORS
                              LOCALLY AVAILABLE
                              EASY TO INSTALL
                              LOW MAINTENANCE
                              LOW COST
                              LEED QUALIFIED
                              LIFETIME WARRANTY




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                                          RESEARCH TOPIC:   SUSTAINABLE SIDING

WHAT?
Mitten - Sentry
(PREMIUM VINYL SIDING)




WHY?
AVAILABLE IN 11 COLORS
THICKER THAN AVERAGE VINYL SIDING                           SUSTAINABLE SIDING

LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO BOWING/BUCKLING
LOCALLY AVAILABLE
EASY TO INSTALL
LOW MAINTENANCE
LOW COST
QUALIFIES AS AN ENVIRONMENTALL FRIENDLY PRODUCT




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                                           RESEARCH TOPIC:   SUSTAINABLE SIDING


                               WHAT?
                               Certainteed - Monogram
                               (DBL 4” PREMIUM SIDING)


SUSTAINABLE SIDING             WHY?
                               AVAILABLE IN 28 LOW-GLOSS COLORS & LOW-GLOSS WOOD-
                               TONE BLENDS
                               LOCALLY AVAILABLE
                               EASY TO INSTALL
                               LOW MAINTENANCE
                               LOW COST
SUSTAINABLE SIDING             THICKER THAN TYPICAL VINYL
                               ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PRODUCT (1-2 LEED PTS.)
                               LIFETIME WARRANTY




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                                      RESEARCH TOPIC:    SUSTAINABLE SIDING

                              WHAT?
                              Certainteed - CedarBoards
                              (DBL 6” INSULATED VINYL SIDING)



                              WHY?
SUSTAINABLE SIDING            AVAILABLE IN 15 COLORS
                              LOCALLY AVAILABLE
                              PROVIDES ADDED STRENGTH
                              THERMAL BENEFIT OF RIGID FOAM INSULATION
                              ABSORBS SOUND FOR REDUCED EXTERIOR NOISE
                              300% MORE R-VALUE THAN TRADITIONAL SIDING
                              REDUCES ENERGY LOSS BY AS MUCH AS 25%
                              LIFETIME WARRANTY
                              QUALIFIES FOR LEED PTS. (1-10 PTS.)




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                                                     RESEARCH TOPIC:   SIDING CHART

               Price      Durability     Colors        R-Value    Installation    Sustainable
                                                                   (Difficulty)
Crane Dbl 4
                            ***                                        *             **
Mitten-         $$
Cambridge                   ***           ***            **           **             ***
Mitten-         $$$
Sentry                      ***            **            **           **             ***
Certainteed-    $$$
Monogram                   ****          *****           **           **             ***
Certainteed-   $$$$
Cedarboard                 ****           ***         *****          ***           *****
(Insulated)
James          $$$$$
Hardie-                    *****                                    ****            ****
Fiber
Cement




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                                                             RESEARCH TOPIC:   INSULATION


                                WHAT?
                                JOHNS MANVILLE Climate Pro LOOSE-FILL FIBERGLASS
                                BLOW-IN INSULATION


                                WHY?
                                JOHNS MANVILLE Climate Pro IS FORMALDEHYDE-FREE
JOHNS MANVILLE Climate Pro
                                AND IS ELIGIBLE FOR LEED POINTS




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                                                             RESEARCH TOPIC:   INSULATION


                                SUMMARY
                                Climate Pro INSULATION IS MADE OF AT LEAST 20%
                                POST-CONSUMER GLASS AND IS SCS (SCIENTIFIC
                                CERTIFICATION SYSTEMS) CERTIFIED


JOHNS MANVILLE Climate Pro      Climate Pro INSULATION GAINS LEED POINTS FOR BEING
                                COMPOSED OF AT LEAST 20% POST-CONSUMER
                                RECYCLED MATERIAL AND AT LEAST 10% POST-
                                INDUSTRIAL RECYCLED MATERIAL


                                FIRE RESISTANT


                                COST: APPROX. $25 - $30 PER BAG




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                                                       RESEARCH TOPIC:   INSULATION


                          WHAT?
                          COCOON BLOW-IN CELLULOSE INSULATION (BY
                          GreenFiber)


                          WHY?
COCOON BY GreenFiber
                          COCOON IS MADE FROM 85% RECYCLED PAPER FIBER
                          AND SUPPORTS ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS
                          FOCUSED ON ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY




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                                                       RESEARCH TOPIC:   INSULATION


                          SUMMARY
                          TWO TO THREE TIMES AS DENSE AS RIGID INSULATION
COCOON BY GreenFiber



                          THIS PRODUCT OFFERS PERMANENT FIRE RESISTANCE
                          FOR THE LIFE OF THE STRUCTURE AND REDUCES NOISE.


                          THE R-VALUE OF GreenFiber INSULATION, OR ITS ABILITY
                          TO STOP HEAT TRANSFER, REMAINS CONSISTENT
                          THROUGH A GREATER TEMPERATURE AND APPLICATION
                          RANGE THAN THAT OF LOOSE-FILL FIBERGLASS
                          PRODUCTS…KEEPING HEAT IN DURING THE WINTER, AND
                          OUT DURING THE SUMMER


                          COST: $9.31 (40 sq. ft.)




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                                                            RESEARCH TOPIC:   INSULATION


                               WHAT?
CertaSpray BY CERTAINTEED      CertaSpray SPRAY FOAM (CLOSED CELL) INSULATION


                               WHY?
                               CertaSpray GREATLY REDUCES COST AND AIR
                               INFILTRATION THROUGH THE BUILDING ENVELOPE




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                                                            RESEARCH TOPIC:   INSULATION


                               SUMMARY
                               GREENGUARD CERTIFIED (ALSO GREENGUARD
                               CHILDREN AND SCHOOL CERTIFIED)

CertaSpray BY CERTAINTEED

                               STOPS FIBERGLASS LEAKAGE


                               ACTS AS A SECOND VAPOR BARRIER




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                                                      RESEARCH TOPIC:   INSULATION


                         WHAT
                         BioBased SPRAY FOAM INSULATION


                         WHY?
                         SOY-BASED INSULATION THAT PRODUCES MINIMAL
                         WASTE




BioBased Insulation




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                                                         RESEARCH TOPIC:   INSULATION


                          SUMMARY
                          BioBased IS WATER-BLOWN AND SOY-BASED, MAKING IT
                          MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE


                          IS GRANTED MULTIPLE LEED POINTS (POINTS FOR: OPTIMAL
                          ENERGY PERFORMANCE, MINIMUM ENERGY PERFORMANCE,
                          CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT, REGIONAL MATERIALS, RAPIDLY
                          RENEWABLE MATERIALS, ETC…)
BioBased = SOY-BASED


                          INCORPORATES NATURAL, RENEWABLE OIL-BASED
                          POLYOLS AS A REPLACEMENT FOR A PORTION OF THE
                          TRADITIONAL PETROLEUM-BASED POLYOLS


                          COST: $1.35 - $1.55 (per sq. ft.)




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                                                    RESEARCH TOPIC:   INSULATION CHART



                Price        Durability     Colors         R-Value     Installation   Sustainable


Climate Pro     $$$                           N/A                      Professional
                              *****                       *****                         ****
 COCOON          $$                           N/A                      Professional
                              *****                        ****                        *****
CertaSpray       $$                           N/A                      Professional
                              *****                       *****                         ****
 BioBased       $$$$                          N/A                      Professional
                              *****                        ****                         ****
   DOW        (donated)                       N/A                       Volunteer
                               ***                          ***                           *



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                                        RESEARCH TOPIC:   SEALANTS AND CAULKS


                         WHAT
                         GREENchoice SEALANTS AND CAULKS


                         WHY?
                         GREENchoice SEALANTS AND CAULKS ALL CONTAIN
SEALANTS and CAULKS
                         VERY LOW AMOUNTS OF VOCs (VOLATILE ORGANIC
                         COMPOUNDS)




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                                 RESEARCH TOPIC:   SEALANTS AND CAULKS


                  SUMMARY
                  PASSES THE VOC LIMITS OF CALIFORNIA’S SOUTH
                  COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT RULE AND
                  IS GRANTED 1 LEED POINT
GREENchoice™



                  HAS AT LEAST 20% OF ITS BUILDING MATERIALS AND
                  PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED WITHIN 500 MILES OF
                  BUILDING OR COMPONENT ASSEMBLY AND IS GRANTED
                  1 LEED POINT


                  ON THE AVERAGE, GREENchoice PRODUCTS HAVE
                  BELOW 50g/L OF VOC’S, A QUARTER OF THE AMOUNT AS
                  SET FORTH BY THE CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES
                  BOARD


                  COST: ANYWHERE BETWEEN $2 AND $10 PER TUBE


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                                                    GROUP #3

   TEAM MEMBERS
   Steve Jaroch
   Sarah Valker
   Ryan Wakat
   Bogdan Zamkotowicz
   Maggie Zuzia

   RESEARCH TOPICS
   INTERIOR FINISHES
   Low-VOC Paints
   Low-VOC Construction Adhesive
   Linoleum Flooring
   Carpet
   Bamboo Flooring
   Cork Flooring

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                         RESEARCH TOPIC: PAINT



                  WHAT?
                   PAINT


                  WHY?
                   COMMONLY USED
                   INDOOR AIR QUALITY
                   CONTACTS OCCUPANTS




BABY TOUCHES
PAINTED WALL




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            RESEARCH TOPIC: PRIMER


                 VALPSAR INTERIOR LATEX
                  MULTI PURPOSE PRIMER

  SUMMARY
     COST: APX. $18.00 PER GALLON OR $0.05 A SQUARE FOOT.
     TINTABLE PRIMER
     L.E.E.D.
     BENEFITS INCLUDE:
       1.   VALSPAR PRODUCT
       2.   LOW COST
       3.   LOW V.O.C. CONTENT (50 GRAMS PER LITER)
     DISADVANTAGES INCLUDE:
       1. STAIN COVERAGE




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            RESEARCH TOPIC: PAINT

                 VALPSAR ELAN SERIES
                    INTERIOR PAINT


  SUMMARY
     COST: $40 PER GALLON OR $0.10 A SQUARE FOOT.
     TWO FINISHES
     BENEFITS INCLUDE:
       1.   LOW V.O.C. CONTENT
       2.   COMPARABLE DURABILITY
       3.   VALSPAR PRODUCT
     DISADVANTAGES INCLUDE:
      1. HIGH COST
      2. LEED TIME




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                V.O.C.’s & COLOR


                                                       HIGH V.O.C.

 DARK COLORS

                                                       HIGH V.O.C.

BRIGHT COLORS



                                 LOW V.O.C.
 LIGHT COLORS




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              V.O.C.’s & FINISHES


                                                            HIGH V.O.C.

    GLOSS




                                           MID V.O.C.
 MID SHEEN




FLAT FINISH
                  LOW V.O.C.




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               VALSPAR     STAIN BLOCKING    VALSPAR ULTRA       VALSPAR    ZERO V.O.C.
              INTERIOR         PRIMER            PREMIUM      ELAN SERIES      PAINT
             LATEX MULTI      (TYPICAL       INTERIOR PAINT     INTERIOR     (TYPICAL)
              PURPOSE         PREMIUM)         (STANDARD)         PAINT
               PRIMER                                          (PREMIUM)
             (STANDARD)

COST          $18/ GAL.       $14/ GAL.        $23/ GAL.       $40/ GAL.    ~ $40/ GAL.
              (DONOR)                          (DONOR)         (DONOR)
DURABILITY     GOOD            GOOD              GOOD           GOOD          POOR


V.O.C.          LOW         MID TO HIGH      LOW TO HIGH         LOW          ZERO
CONTENT

L.E.E.D.        YES              NO          DEPENDS ON          YES           YES
(LOW –                                         FINISH &
EMITTING
                                                COLOR
MATERIALS)


OVERALL        GOOD             FAIR             GOOD           GOOD          POOR




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RESEARCH TOPIC:   LIQUID NAILS CONSTRUCTION ADHESIVE


    WHAT?
    Liquid Nails Low-VOC Heavy Duty Construction
    Adhesive is a less pollutant adhesive formulated to
    provide professionals and do-it-yourselfers with
    excellent adhesion and longer working time.


    WHY?
    Many finishes and construction products release
    Volatile Organic Compounds, polluting the clean air.
    The lower the VOC content, the more eco-friendly the
    product is. Many companies are working to make
    their VOC-emitting products have less VOC content
    in them.




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RESEARCH TOPIC:   LIQUID NAILS CONSTRUCTION ADHESIVE


    SUMMARY
    Same price as regular LIQUID NAILS


    Can be used for fiberwood, drywall, trim, particle
    board, plywood, ceiling tiles, and most common
    interior finishes


    Locally available


    Quickly and easily purchased


    Meets the National Green Building Standard



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                       RESEARCH TOPIC:   ArmStrong Migrations


     WHAT?
     A HIGHLY RECYCLABLE, REUSABLE FLOORING
     MATERIAL THAT IS VERY ECO FRIENDLY


     WHY?
     THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN CONSIDERED BECAUSE
     OF ITS SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL INTAKE
     IT USES A BINDING AGENT THAT IS DERIVED FROM
     CORN INSTEAD OF PETROLEUM
     CONTRIBUTES TO LEED POINTS
     INEXPENSIVE COMPARED TO OTHER GREEN
     FLOORING SOLUTIONS
     AVAILABLE LOCALLY


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                           RESEARCH TOPIC:   Johnsonite Square



  WHAT?
  A LOW MAINTENANCE, HIGH-PERFORMANCE
  ACOUSTIC, MODULAR TILE


  WHY?
  EXTREMELY DURABLE ‘PUR-REINFORECE’ WEAR
  LAYER AND SQUARE CONSTRUCTION CONTRIBUTE
  TO LONG LIFE AND WEARABILITY
  COMFORTABLE UNDERFOOT REDUCES NOISE &
  SOUND IMPACT
  OTHER SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE FROM JOHNSONITE
  AVAILABLE LOCALLY



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                              RESEARCH TOPIC:SHAW      CARPET


   SUMMARY
   Only residential carpet fiber capable of being
   recycled back into carpet fiber repeatedly.
   Locally available
   Low VOC green label plus for indoor air quality
   No Formaldehyde
   Willing to lower price if habitat continues to do
   business
   Lasts longer than regular carpeting due to natural
   additives
   No special maintenance after installation.




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                   RESEARCH TOPIC:GREENFLOORS          CARPET


   SUMMARY
   Recycled and recyclable
   Certified by CRI Green Label indoor air quality
   carpet testing program for VOCs
   Guarantee that the carpet will not be land filled.
   No special maintenance
   Last longer than regular carpet due to natural
   additives
   No formaldehyde




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                             WICANDERS CORK FLOORING


   ORIGIN:
   • Bark of the cork oak tree.
   • Grows back and may be harvested every 10 years.
   • Can be harvested 15-20 times during its average 300
   years life cycle.




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                             WICANDERS CORK FLOORING


   PROPERTIES:
   • Compressible and elastic,
   • Low conductivity of heat, sound and vibration,
   • Fire retardant,
   • Resistance to wear.
   SUSTAINABILITY:
   • Renewable source. Compostable.
   • Low waste.
   • Long lifespan. High durability.
   • Easy to maintain.




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                                                WICANDERS CORK FLOORING


WICANDERS CORK TILES AND PANELS:
• COST: $6 (glue down tiles) or $10 (floating panels)
• LIFESPAN: 50+ Years
• AVAILABILITY: Limited availability
• MAINTENANCE: Vacuum and sweep
• LEED POINTS: MR 4.1, MR 4.2, MR 6, IEQ 4.1, ID 1-1.4




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                           TERAGREN BAMBOO FLOORING


   ORIGIN:
   • Classified as grass
   • Grows and mature fast.
   • Does not require replanting.

   PROPERTIES:
   • High strength (harder than red oak or rock maple),
   • More resistant to dents and dings,
   • Very stable- less likely to expand or contract.
   SUSTAINABILITY:
   • Renewable source.
   • Long lifespan. High durability.



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                           TERAGREN BAMBOO FLOORING


   TERAGREN BAMBO FLOORING
   • COST: $6-$9
   • LIFESPAN: 30+ Years
   • AVAILABILITY: Broadly available
   • MAINTENANCE: Vacuum and sweep, light mopping
   • LEED POINTS: EQ 4.4




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                                                           FLOORING SUMMARY


                                                Eco        Vinyl        Carpet
                 Linoleum   Cork      Bamboo    Friendly   (currently   (currently
                                                Carpet     used)        used)

Cost



Lifespan



Maintenance



Installation



Sustainability




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                                                                         GROUP #4


TEAM MEMBERS
 JAMES BOYD
 PHIL SVETICH
 SARAH NEVILLE
 NATALIE BIAGIOLI




RESEARCH TOPICS
 ELECTRICAL
 PLUMBING
 HVAC
 APPLIANCES




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                                   RESEARCH TOPIC: ELECTRICAL



           WHAT?
           “Green” electrical materials can include . . .
            Light bulbs (lamps)
            Lighting fixtures
            Solar powered exhaust fans (aids in
           ventilation)
            Programmable thermostats (aids in heating
           and AC)


           WHY?
           The electrical components of a home can be a
           major factor in saving money, energy, and
           ultimately the environment.


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                                   RESEARCH TOPIC:       ELECTRICAL


   LIGHT BULBS (LAMPS)

   Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) reduce emission of
           Carbon Dioxide
           Sulfur Dioxide
           Nitrous Oxide


   Light Emitting Diode (LED)
           Very low homeowner maintenance
           Reduce the need for large / bulky fixtures


                                Recycling
   Free used bulb recycling programs are already in place at
           Home Depot
           Ace Hardware


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                                RESEARCH TOPIC:   ELECTRICAL


   LIGHT BULBS (LAMPS)


     100
      90
      80
      70
      60
                                                   Cost
      50
                                                   Energy (W)
      40
                                                   Lifespan
      30
      20
      10
       0
            Regular      CFL         LED


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                                      RESEARCH TOPIC:   ELECTRICAL


      LIGHT FIXTURE ARRANGEMENT

                                      Function
       Current average home lighting fixture layout
              3 outdoor
              9 overhead main room light
              4 closet (one house)


       Recommendations for new fixture layout
              Task Lighting (LED)
                 under kitchen cabinets
                 small areas (closets)
              Large Area Lighting (CFL)
                 entire rooms
                 stairwells
                 hallways

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                                     RESEARCH TOPIC:     ELECTRICAL


   LIGHT FIXTURES

             Benefits by using Energy Star Qualified Fixtures
    Use ¼ the energy of traditional lighting
    Distribute light more efficiently and evenly than standard fixtures
    Many convenient features


                                    Cost
   Comparable to the cost of regular light fixtures


                           LEED vs. Energy Star
    Energy Star = 5 high use fixtures
    LEED = 3 additional fixtures obtains 1.5 points
   OR
    Advanced Lighting Package (use only Energy Star Fixtures) obtains
   3 points

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                                     RESEARCH TOPIC:       ELECTRICAL


   EXHAUST FANS
                                When it is hot
    Significantly reduces attic temperatures
    Lowers attic temperature, thus reducing temperature in living
   space and cooling costs
    Prevents floors from warping and premature deterioration of
   shingles
                               When it is cold
    Prevents ice dams and condensation which can damage rafters,
   floors, and insulation

   SOLAR POWERED EXHAUST FANS
    Do not require hard wire to electrical circuit
    Self operated when needed
                               Cost Difference
    Electrical are about $100 for gable or roof mounted
    Solar are at least $300 for roof mounted


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                                   RESEARCH TOPIC:     ELECTRICAL


   PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTATS

           AUTOMATICALLY REGULATE HOME TEMPERATURE
    In summer
    In winter
    When occupants are asleep
    When occupants are away for a period of time


                        Energy Star Quotes / Facts
    Can save roughly $180 per year with programmable thermostat
    Choose a product that can be set for your daily schedule


                                   Cost
    Non-Programmable range from about $18 - $40
    Programmable range from about $25 - $100


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                                    RESEARCH TOPIC: PLUMBING



           WHAT?
           “Green” plumbing fixtures include . . .
            Toilets
            Shower heads/ Bathroom Faucets
            Washing Machines/Dish Washers
            Tank less Water Heaters


           WHY?
           Simple plumbing upgrades and techniques
           can reduce utility bills and conserve water
           consumption. Not only is it does it benefit
           costs but the environment as well.



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                                      RESEARCH TOPIC:     PLUMBING


           Toilets

           Types of Flushing Systems
            Dual Flush
            Cadet Flush
            Class 5 Flush
            Class 6 Flush


           Energy Star Quotes / Facts
           Average Flush Rates approx. 3.5gpf
           Flush rates for newer toilets .08gpf-1.6gpf (Saves 4,189g/yr)
            Saves about 35% of water bill
           Cost
            Between $300-$400




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                                            RESEARCH TOPIC:   PLUMBING


Toilets




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                                     RESEARCH TOPIC:    PLUMBING


              Shower Heads

              Types
              Low Flow
              High Powered
              Multifunction
              Energy Star Quotes / Facts
              1/2gpm can save up to 35,000gals/yr (5people)


              Lady Bug Adaptor
               Adjustable valve to conserve water
              Saves up to $75/2,700gals yearly
              Cost
               About $35 can be purchased online




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                                      RESEARCH TOPIC:   PLUMBING


                   Bathroom Faucets

                   Main Usages
                    Rinse tooth brush
                    Wash hands
                    Other personal hygiene


                   Energy Star Quotes / Facts
                    Average Flow Rates approx 2.5gpm
                    Newer Faucet Flow Rates can be as low as .5gpm
                    install 1.5gpm
                   Cost
                    Between $150-$200




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                   RESEARCH TOPIC:       PLUMBING


                      Washing Machines

                      Types of Washing Systems
                       Steam wash
                       Standard wash


                      Energy Star Quotes / Facts
                      Steam increases temp
                       Accelerated spin to lessen time in dryer
                      Software technology (6th sense)


                      Cost
                       Between $1000-$1500




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                        RESEARCH TOPIC:   PLUMBING


      Dishwashers

      Energy Star VS Hand Wash
      • saves 5,000 gals of water yearly
      • $40 on utilities
      • 230 hrs of your time


      Energy Star rated VS Standard
      Dishwasher
       use 33% less water
       can save up to $30yr on utilities


      Cost
       Between $700-$1000




ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                    RESEARCH TOPIC:   PLUMBING


   Tank less Water heaters

   Types of Water Heaters
    Standard
    Tank Less


   Energy Star Quotes / Facts
    More efficient by 20%
    can save up to $120 yearly
    2-5gals of hot water per min
    Less space


   Cost
    Standard $600-$700
    Tank less $1200


ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                                Research Topic: Heating Options



                                   Heating
Types Heating Options
•  Fossil Fuel
•  Electricity
•  Radiant Heating
•  Boilers
•  Ground Heat Pumps
•  Hybrids (combine heating and cooling with
   an air-source heat pump)
•  Can be Energy Star rated
•  SEER- seasonal energy efficiency

Economical Choices
•  Electric
•  Gas
•  Hybrids




                     ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                                 Research Topic: Heating Options


                 Hybrids (AC/Heating)
•   Hybrids combine heating and air
    conditioning
•   Uses a heat pump
•   Performance issues in extreme
    temperatures
•   Relatively inexpensive way of heating
    and cooling a home Carrier’s Comfort
•   Series is SEER rated 15
•   Are Energy Star rated
•   Heating Seasonal Performance Factor
    (HSPF)- rating system specific to heat
    pumps; these rate at 8.5
•   Runs on electricity




                      ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                               Research Topic: Heating Options


                         Gas Furnaces
•   Most common method of heating a
    home

•   Should have a high-percentage
    efficiency rating:
     –   80% and above


•  Most manufacturers produce high-
   efficiency furnaces,
• Many of the high- efficiency
   furnaces are also Energy Star rated
• Readily available- competitively
   priced
Costs
• .74-1.45 cents/dollar per therm


                    ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
                                                  Research Topic: Heating Options



                      Electric Furnaces
•   Expensive- up to 50% more

•   Much harder to find available products

•   Can be high-efficiency/Energy Star Rated

•   Fuel isn’t as expensive as gas right now;
    but that may change in the future

Costs

•   14 cents per kilo-watt hour




                       ARCHITECTURE 2840: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTIATIVES COLLEGE OF DUPAGE

								
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