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Team and Planning
A work plan is an outline of a set of goals and processes by which a team and/or person can accomplish those goals, and offering a better understanding of the scope of the project. Work plans help a team and/or person stay organized while working on projects. Through work plans, you break down a process into small, achievable tasks and identify the things you want to accomplish (source:
The importance of sustainability in construction
Why it is so important to understand what sustainability means? After reading this part you will know the meaning of sustainability and the impact to environment which constructions sector brings today
Green Building
Green building, also known as sustainable building, refers to the design, construction, and operation of buildings that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout their entire lifecycle.
Passive and Active Solar Design
In this part you will find out, that: 1. Passive solar design involves using the sun's energy to heat and cool living spaces without mechanical devices. This is achieved through the use of proper orientation, insulation, windows, and thermal mass. 2. Passive cooling reduces heat in a building through natural processes such as ventilation, shading, and radiant barriers. 3. Passive solar windows are designed to increase energy efficiency by minimizing heat loss and gain. 4. The roof of a passive solar building is crucial in maximizing solar gain and energy efficiency. 5. Photovoltaic devices convert solar radiation into electricity and are a popular form of renewable energy. Solar energy is a clean and renewable energy source that generates electricity from sunlight. 6. There are three types of solar power systems: on-grid, off-grid, and hybrid. Proper mounting systems for solar panels are necessary for correct installation and positioning in any solar energy system.
Universal Design
Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation of specialized design.
Conceptual Design
In the construction industry, concept design represents the design team's initial response to the client's requirements.
Non-residential Building(s) and Area Development Project
About Lesson

The green building design is a holistic approach to designing, constructing, and operating buildings with a focus on sustainability and reducing their environmental impact. This approach involves the following principles:

  1. Energy efficiency: Designing buildings to maximize energy efficiency through the use of natural light, insulation, and efficient heating and cooling systems.

  2. Water conservation: Implementing water-saving technologies, such as low-flow fixtures and rainwater harvesting, to reduce water usage.

  3. Materials selection: Choosing environmentally friendly and sustainably sourced materials, such as recycled building materials and wood from sustainably managed forests.

  4. Indoor environmental quality: Improving indoor air quality through proper ventilation and using low-emitting materials to reduce indoor air pollution.

  5. Site selection and development: Choosing sites that have minimal impact on natural habitats and minimizing the disturbance of the site during construction.

  6. Integration with nature: Incorporating green spaces, such as rooftop gardens and green walls, into the building design to improve the well-being of occupants and reduce the heat island effect.

  7. Lifecycle assessment: Considering the entire lifecycle of the building, from design and construction to operation and eventual demolition, to minimize its overall environmental impact.

Green building design practices result in buildings that are healthier, more energy-efficient, and more environmentally responsible, providing benefits for both occupants and the environment.