Green business, green careers and job training
Solutions that build smart communities with green careers and businesses!
HOME ~ FEATURE ARTICLES

Save on Career Education through Lorman Education

Our readers are offered a discount on Lorman seminars and courses. Check out their business, management and legal offers at this link to qualify for our discounts. They also offer green business training opportunities. Please visit http://www.lorman.com/training/CaliforniaGreenSolutions for a complete listing of courses. Register online or call Lorman at 866-352-9539.

Key Points from the U.N.'s Buildings and Climate Change Report

Simple construction techniques can save energy over the lifespan of buildings.

Find green business solutions

Building Efficiency to Curtail Global Climate Change

In the life time of an average building most energy is consumed, not for construction, but during the period when the building is in use. That is, when energy is being used for heating, cooling, lighting, cooking, ventilation and so on.

Recognizing this, the U.N.'s report pushes for a greater use of existing technologies like thermal insulation, solar shading and more efficient lighting and electrical appliances, as well as the importance of educational and awareness campaigns.


Typically more than 80 percent of the total energy consumption takes place during the use of a building, and less than 20 percent during construction of the building.


“To achieve improved energy efficiency in buildings you often do not need to use advanced and expensive high-tech solutions, but simple solutions such as smart design, flexible energy solutions and provision of appropriate information to the building users,” says Olivier Luneau, SBCI Chairman and Director for sustainability at Lafarge.

“Simple solutions can include sun shading and natural ventilation, improved insulation of the building envelope, use of recycled building materials, adoption of the size and form of the building to its intended use etc,” he said. “Of course you can achieve even better results if more sustainable construction system solutions are used, such as intelligent lighting and ventilation systems, low temperature heating and cooling systems and energy saving household appliances. Only by minimizing the energy use over the entire life span of the building can we harvest the full environmental and economic savings that the building sector offers."

Government

In addition to a greater use of relevant energy saving technologies, the report stresses the importance of appropriate government policies on building codes, energy pricing and financial incentives that encourage reductions in energy consumption.

Building Sector

It also emphasizes that the building sector stakeholders themselves, including investors, architects, property developers, construction companies, tenants, etc. need to understand and support, such policies in order for them to function effectively.

The full report is available from the U.N.'s Sustainable Buildings and Construction Initiative PDF download from: www.unepsbci.org

Edited by Carolyn Allen
| building | building science | building design | operations | innovation | energy efficiency | governance | global |

RECENT ARTICLES
SITE NAVIGATION
ABOUT US

Related Articles

“My Air, My Health Challenge” - Innovation awards from EPA

Green Chemistry $2.8 billion market opportunities in 2011

Learning FROM Nature to Make a Better Cup of Coffee

Career Resources

We encourage lifelong learning to support sustainable communities and provide these select resources to help you pursue green and sustainable self-development:

Lorman Business Training Directory of On-line Business and Compliance Classes

Job & Career Resources

Governance
Management
Manufacturing
Operations
Facilities
Transportation
Finance
Sales & Marketing
Human Resources
About Us ~ Privacy Policy
Home

California Green Solutions is a publication of Carolyn Allen ~ Copyright ©2006-2030 Carolyn Allen

B2B | Green Directory | Remodeling |
CONSUMERS | Backyard Nature | Senior Health | MultiMedia Marketing | Marketing |