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This section was originally part of a complete report on the measurement of world sustainable development.
1.     Introduction
2.     GCAC Objectives
3.     Theory, measurement, valuation and management of Sustainable Development and the Scale of Values and measurement of the Gross Environmental Sustainable Development Index (GESDI)
3.0     The Scale of Values and the Benchmark for the 21st Century
3.1     Report on the measurement of the Gross Environmental Sustainable Development Index (GESDI)
Title page, Acknowledgement, and Summary

The assessment of sustainable development for a home and the community it belongs to can be conducted using a very basic and efficient method which was extended to evaluate other indicators and indices, and all components of the four major quality systems: environment, social, availability of resources and economic development. This method was also combined with other techniques to conduct an efficient assessment and obtain reliable and comprehensive results.

3.2     Scale of Good Practices
3.3     The process of conducting the assessment
3.4     The mathematical model
3.5     On the measurement of sustainable development (GESDI) for a home and the community it belongs to
3.5.1     Historical information about the site

The assessment of sustainable development for a home and the community it belongs to can be conducted using a very basic and efficient method which was extended to evaluate other indicators and indices, and all components of the four major quality systems: environment, social, availability of resources and economic development. This method was also combined with other techniques to conduct an efficient assessment and obtain reliable and comprehensive results.

3.5     Historical information about the site
3.5.2     The site
A. Landscaping
B.     Land use and occupancy of the area
C.     Groundwater
D.     Surface water
E.     Drainage
F.     Environmental hazards on adjacent properties
Section 3.5.2     Assessment Scoring
3.5.3     Criteria for home environmental designs to build a healthy home
A.     House inspection
A.1     The entry
A.2     The living room
A.3     The kitchen
A.4     The sunspace
A.5     The greenhouse
A.6     The bedroom
A.7     The bathroom
A.8     The basement
A.9     The garage
A.10     The storage room
A.11     Other rooms or sections/parts added to the home
B.     Home ventilation and air conditioning
C.     Lighting in the home
D.     Home insulation vs energy conservation practices
D.1     Walls and Ceilings
D.2     Doors and Windows
D.3     Attic
D.4     Roof
D.5     Basement
D.6     Garage
D.7     Fireplace
D.8     Weather Stripping
D.9     Hot Water Tank and Pipes
E.     Thermal comfort
E.1     Temperature and relative humidity in the home
E.2     Heating systems and their health and environmental problems
E.3     Passive solar heating
E.4     Hot water radiant
E.5     Electric radiant
E.6     Individual heat pumps
E.7     Electric convention heaters (baseboard or wall type)
E.8     Central forced air (units can be electric, fuel fired or heat pump)
E.9     Wood, oil or gas heaters
E.10     Kerosene heaters
F.     Domestic Water Heating
G.     Sound and Noise Control
Section 3.5.3     Assessment Scoring
3.5.4     Management of Pollutants in the Home
Processes which produce contamination in the home
A.     Combustion
B.     Outgassing (evaporation from solid materials)
B.1     Organochlorine compounds, VOCs, Phenols, Radon gas, Toxic metals
B.2     Formaldehyde
B.3     Fabrics, Furnishings and Finishes
B.4     Household and GardenProducts
B.5     Asbestos
B.6     Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCBs)
B.7     Fiberglass
C.     Oxidation
D.     Electromagnetic Fields
E.     Biological Processes
F.     Lead
G.     Pollutants in building materials
H.     Major contaminants in the home and their sources
I.     Hazards in our homes
Section     3.5.4 Assessment Scoring
3.5.5     Waste Management in the Home
A.     Practicing the 4 Rs
A.1     Reduce/reject
A.2     Re-use
A.3     Recycle
A.4     Repairs
B.     Handling of household hazardous wastes and products
C.     Disposal of oven cleaners, sink drain cleaners, bleaches, toilet bowl cleaners, rust removers, and other acid and alkali products
D.     Disposal of spot removers, carpet and furniture cleaners, floor and furniture polishes, glues, paint and solvents
E.     Disposal of barbecue starter fluid, lighter fluid, gasoline, furnace and motor oil
F.     Disposal of prescription medicines and over-the-counter drugs
G.     Disposal of garden pesticides
H.     Disposal of all other products
Section 3.5.5     Assessment Scoring
3.5.6     Water Management in the Home
Section     3.5.6 Assessment Scoring
3.5.7     The Home Transportation System
Section     3.5.7 Assessment Scoring
3.5.8     Shopping Habits
Section     3.5.8 Assessment Scoring
3.5.9     Home Maintenance
Section     3.5.9 Assessment Scoring
3.5.10     Environmental behavior when you are outdoors
Section     3.5.10 Assessment Scoring
3.5.11     Environmental behavior at work
Section     3.5.11 Assessment Scoring
3.5.12     Environmental behavior in your yard
Section     3.5.12 Assessment Scoring
3.5.13     Environmental sustainable community development
Section     3.5.13 Assessment Scoring
3.5.14     Energy auditing and management of the home
A.     Conducting an Energy Audit
B.     Energy efficiency and energy conservation in the home
B.1     Lighting
B.2     Cooking
B.3     Electric Range
B.4     The freezer
B.5     The refrigerator
B.6     The clothes washing machine
B.8     The dishwasher
B.9     The furnace
B.10     The hot water tank
B.11     Heating the home
B.12     The air conditioning
B.13     Garburator
B.14     Other energy conservation practices
Section 3.5.14     Assessment Scoring
3.5.15     Energy Management and Conservation Programs in the Community
Section 3.5.15     Assessment Scoring
3.5.16     Air Quality in Buildings
Section 3.5.16     Assessment Scoring
3.5.17     Lighting System in Buildings
Section 3.5.17     Assessment Scoring
3.5.18     Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning System
Section 3.5.18     Assessment Scoring
3.5.19     WHMIS
Section 3.5.19     Assessment Scoring
3.5.20     Health and Safety Hazards
Section 3.5.20     Assessment Scoring
3.5.21     Occupational Health and Safety Committee
Section 3.5.21     Assessment Scoring
3.5.22     Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
Section 3.5.22     Assessment Scoring
3.5.23     National Building Code
Section 3.5.23     Assessment Scoring
3.5.24     Environmental Hazards
Section 3.5.24     Assessment Scoring
3.5.25     Building Systems Management, Operating and Maintenance Programs
Section 3.5.25     Assessment Scoring
3.5.26     Building Custodial Services and Minor Repairs
Section 3.5.26     Assessment Scoring
3.5.27     Project Management
Section 3.5.27     Assessment Scoring

 

 

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