Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Kutzer, Bernhard W. Author's Email Address email@example.com URN etd-09172004-174006 Title 'SUSTAINABILITY AS A DESIGN TOOL' a sustainable biology and chemistry teaching laboratory for Georgetown University in Washington D.C. "inform[ation]al backbone" Degree Master of Architecture Department Architecture Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Chair Holt, Jaan Committee Member Small, Steve Committee Member Keywords
Date of Defense 2004-06-22 Availability unrestricted AbstractLike much of the world, the United States is currently experiencing intense growth, especially in and around its cities. Unfortunately, this growth is often at odds with the natural environment. In order to reduce the demand of foreign energy resources designing with "green" or ecologically responsive design objectives in mind is vital. We may think of cars and factories as the most obvious enemies of the environment, but buildings consume half of the energy used world wide.
The idea of this thesis project was to explore the possibilities of sustainable strategies.That is to develop an energy intensive building based on ecological principles as design tools that demonstrate the economic value of sustainability, and to highlight an energy intensive building type as an example of energy-responsive-living that actually 'looks good'.
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