Lecture 10- Green your Building

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Greening our building seems to be a big issue for us. It is difficult for us to construct a green building with water efficiency , sustainable energy, renewable building materials. However, I think the government in Hong Kong should concern renewing many buildings by constructing different kinds of green roof. 

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As Hong Kong is very crowed place, constructing green roof is a space saving green measure.

It has the advantages listed below ….

– temperature reduction–> (reduce the use of air conditioner)

-improve air quality

-reduce sound transmission through absorption, reflection and deflection

– provide a relaxing and soothing atmosphere

Different kinds of green roofs 

1) Podium Garden

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2) Sky Garden (photo taken in IFC, HK)

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3) Vertical Greening

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Instead of really greening our building, we can do our part in our daily lives to green our buildings which includes….

1) using  energy saving appliances (energy saving fridge/ light bulb/ washing machines)

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2) open more windows to adopt natural light instead of turning on the light all the time

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3) Using water saving gadgets in our household appliances

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We are not able to construct a new house with all greening measures, but we can try to do our little part in our household to turn our building into a green building.  🙂

 

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