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Sustainable design, at its best, is multidisciplinary collaboration interwoven through all the phases of a project. Sustainable design considers the life cycle andembodied energy costs of each aspect of a building, and looks for synergies.

Life cycle costs are the bills an owner pays year after year for energy, water, maintenance, repairs and utilities. Using life cycle cost analysis, all the costs of a design are considered to make the best building decision.

Embodied energy is what it takes to create something from start to finish. The embodied energy of a drop of water coming out of the tap includes the energies to collect, pump, heat and purify it.

Synergies allow an innovation in one area to create savings in another. Working together from the beginning with clear objectives, engineers, architects and the owner can develop synergies amongst systems.

An example of sustainable design is the collection of rainwater to provide for irrigation and toilet flushing, incorporated early in the project. The results are:
  • synergies- less stormwater flow out and less potable water flow in for significant savings in site development
  • reduced life cycle costs in utilities bills
  • and less embodied energy for all the water that is used
GreenTech Consulting, Inc. is an engineering design firm and your resource for professional training. As innovative Engineers and Consultants, we incorporate the best of sustainable technologies into high performance buildings that work, now and for the future. Our core values are technical excellence, business integrity, and collaborative leadership. We dedicate ourselves to the success of our clients, our projects, and the environmentally conscious systems we design.
Copyright GreenTech Consulting, Inc. 2009 | Page last updated February 23, 2009 | Page Maintained by Aaron Milano