Green Building Technology

3675 words 15 pages
Green Building Technology:
Functions, Impacts, and Future Prospects

Word Count (excluding references and footnotes): 2941 words
Table of Contents

1. Introduction ……………………………………………………………..Pg.2

2. Functions in Resource Conservation…………………………………...Pg.3

2.1 Background ……………………………………………………………..Pg.3

2.2 Heat Control……………………………………………………………..Pg.4

2.3 Emission Control………………………………………………………...Pg.5

3. Impacts…………………………………………………………………...Pg.7

3.1 Social Impacts…………………………………………………………...Pg.7 3.2 Economic Impacts ……………………………………………………....Pg.8

4. Future Prospects…………………………………………………………Pg.8

5. Conclusion……………………………………………………………..…Pg.9

6. References …………………………...………………………………….Pg.11

1. Introduction
Would there be a technology that can benefit
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To solve these problems, approaches such as using shades, changing color of outer building, change of roof structure, reducing internal heat generating sources (ex. Electronic equipment), and better use of spaces for air ventilation are used. Today’s buildings also use machine controlled ventilation system or, manual adjustment of ventilation openings to control the heat (Bauer, 2010).

On the other hand, during winter it is important to keep and gain every possible heat. A simple method like building the houses facing towards south or optimizing use of sunlight would be the most well-known methods. Additionally, methods of ‘loading up’ the heat into the building are also used, which is using methods like using atria or double façade- dual dimensioned surfaces like windows or wall surfaces- which can support the heat insulation by 20% (Bauer, 2010).
As a particular example, window films are proven to be effective in solar radiation cut, reducing the heat level entering a house. The benefit of windows films is clear; it reflects the sun radiation that causes heat and let the room keep cool with less efforts, in terms of both cost and energy usage. This means less air conditioning is used and less energy is consumed.

It is proposed by Solar Gard®, that “Not only do Solar Gard’s architectural solar control window films help cut energy expenditures by up to 30%,

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