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10 Main Principles for Sustainable Buildings :

1.0) Ten Main Principles for Sustainable Buildings:
1.1) occupant health & safety (including anthropometric spaces and handicap access)
1.2) environmental stewardship (minimal water, land or air pollution)
1.3) sustainable development (ensuring an ample resource base for future generations)
1.4) habitat preservation (local ecosystems, animal corridors, wildlife sanctuaries, etc.)
1.5) resource conservation (wood, earth, fossil fuels, etc.)
1.6) energy & water conservation (i.e. energy efficiency, low embodied energy, high recycled content & rainwater harvesting)
1.7) appropriate technology (from waterless toilets to photovoltaics)
1.8) renewable and alternative energy supply (i.e. solar, geothermal, wind, biomass, mini hydro, etc.)
1.9) minimal operating/maintenance costs (low utility bills)
1.10) compliance with international obligations (i.e. Kyoto protocol, Global Warming)

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Principals: Jorg Ostrowski, M. Arch. (M.I.T.), B. Arch. (Toronto), Helen Ostrowski, B. S. Arch. (U.S.T.)
28 years in "Real World" professional Green Building practice, new & retrofit, 4 residential/commercial Demonstration Projects completed