THE FOLLOWING STRATEGIES REDUCE ENERGY AND WATER CONSUMPTION BY INCORPORATING RENEWABLE AND PASSIVE RESOURCES INTO A BUILDING. COMBINING THESE STRATEGIES IN THE EARLY PHASES OF DESIGN CREATES A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO ARCHITECTURE.
| SOLAR PANELS
| SOLAR WATER HEATING
| PASSIVE HEATING + COOLING
| RECYCLED WATER RESOURCES
| NATURAL VENTILATION
The City of Austin is striving for a reducing of energy, water, and waste within all city facilities. Renewable resources are a key factor in these reductions and have lifelong lasting impacts on a building's environment.
Most notably, a building can achieve LEED credit for renewable energy sources such as solar panels. The intent stated by USGBC is to reduce the environmental and economic harms associated with fossil fuels by creating a self-supply.