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Title: Thermal Insulation Committee C16 Contributes to Sustainable Design

Abstract

Sustainability is not a new concept. In 1789 Thomas Jefferson said, 'Then I say the earth belongs to each ... generation during its course, fully and in its own right, no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its own existence.' (Thomas Jefferson reportedly used an early form of cellulose insulation in Monticello.) Modern interpretations of sustainability typically focus on making the best possible use of our resources, minimizing our overall impact on the environment, and on developing durable and healthy buildings. Several organizations have produced guides and rating systems to 'measure' sustainability, including Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the Minnesota Sustainable Design Guide, the Model Green Home Building guidelines, and the Green Building Initiative. Although these rating systems vary in complexity and cost, they share a common focus on land use, recycled material content, energy conservation features, community planning and quality of life. Committee C16 makes its major contribution to sustainability by reducing building and process energy consumption and by improving the quality of the indoor environment. Some of the products and processes within the purview of C16 also improve the sustainability of components by including recycled content and improving the abilitymore » of a product to be recycled after a building is demolished.« less

Authors:
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  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
931345
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Standardization News; Journal Volume: 35; Journal Issue: 3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CELLULOSE; DESIGN; ENERGY CONSERVATION; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; INDOORS; LAND USE; PLANNING; RECOMMENDATIONS; STANDARD OF LIVING; THERMAL INSULATION; thermal insulation; sustainability; buildings

Citation Formats

Stovall, Therese K, and Desjarlais, Andre Omer. Thermal Insulation Committee C16 Contributes to Sustainable Design. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Stovall, Therese K, & Desjarlais, Andre Omer. Thermal Insulation Committee C16 Contributes to Sustainable Design. United States.
Stovall, Therese K, and Desjarlais, Andre Omer. Mon . "Thermal Insulation Committee C16 Contributes to Sustainable Design". United States. doi:.
@article{osti_931345,
title = {Thermal Insulation Committee C16 Contributes to Sustainable Design},
author = {Stovall, Therese K and Desjarlais, Andre Omer},
abstractNote = {Sustainability is not a new concept. In 1789 Thomas Jefferson said, 'Then I say the earth belongs to each ... generation during its course, fully and in its own right, no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its own existence.' (Thomas Jefferson reportedly used an early form of cellulose insulation in Monticello.) Modern interpretations of sustainability typically focus on making the best possible use of our resources, minimizing our overall impact on the environment, and on developing durable and healthy buildings. Several organizations have produced guides and rating systems to 'measure' sustainability, including Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the Minnesota Sustainable Design Guide, the Model Green Home Building guidelines, and the Green Building Initiative. Although these rating systems vary in complexity and cost, they share a common focus on land use, recycled material content, energy conservation features, community planning and quality of life. Committee C16 makes its major contribution to sustainability by reducing building and process energy consumption and by improving the quality of the indoor environment. Some of the products and processes within the purview of C16 also improve the sustainability of components by including recycled content and improving the ability of a product to be recycled after a building is demolished.},
doi = {},
journal = {Standardization News},
number = 3,
volume = 35,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}