Conservation: Energy and Water

What does renewable energy and water conservation have to do with designing a sustainable building?

The resources that go into the operation of a building are not often visible but the operations depend on these resources to function. Designing building operating systems with these principles in mind is important to the overall sustainability of a building.

General Electric 1.5 megawatt turbine near Palm Springs, California

Photo by Keith Higginbotham
From: Gills, Christopher, Wind Power. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, pg.57. Crerar: TJ820.​G54 2008