30 Apr '12, 11am

Integrated Design: Treating Designers, Builders, and Subcontractors as a Team.

Integrated Design: Treating Designers, Builders, and Subcontractors as a Team.

David Johnston, a green-building consultant and co-author of "Green From the Ground Up," recalls a design charrette Meeting at the beginning of an integrative design process that sets the stage for cooperation and collaboration among all participants, including the design team, engineers, contractors, clients, and any others involved in the project. Early involvement of the entire project team is fundamental to the successful use of a systems approach to green building. he helped organize for a house project in Colorado. The owners had a child with asthma, so the architect gathered key trades together to talk about how they might work together on indoor air quality issues. It was a new experience for many of them, but in the end they found an economical way to switch from fiberglass to cellulose insulation Thermal insulation made from recycled newspaper or other wastepaper...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/green-basics/integrat...

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