||Rutland's Copper Home = Copper Kitchen, Copper Home Decor, Green Copper Design, Copper Green Building, Exterior Copper Construction, Architectural Copper Work, Eco-friendly Copper House, Custom Copper, Green Copper Building Materials, Contemporary Copper Architecture.|
||What makes a copper home so attractive, elegant yet eco-friendly?
- Copper is Man's Oldest Known Metal
and a Noble Metal
- Copper is Extremely Durable and will Last a Lifetime
- Copper is Green, Sustainable and has 100% Recyclability
- Copper has been Mined only to 12% of Available Resources
- Copper Architecture Requires Little to no Maintenance
- Copper Resists Fire, Corrosion and Weathers Extremely Well
- Copper is Environmentally Safe, Green and Eco-friendly
- Copper is Attractive New yet Ages and Weathers Beautifully
- Copper Will Evolve with You as You Journey Through Life
- Copper Building and Construction Exist Since Early Civilization
- Copper Consistently Meets or Exceeds All Expectations
- Copper is Proven Germicidal, Antibacterial and Fungicidal
- Copper Duct Work and Large Surfaces Improve Indoor Air Quality
- Copper is Approved by the Epa as an Antimicrobial Agent
- Copper Has Superior Thermal and Electrical Conductivity
The superior physical properties, durability and aesthetic beauty of copper have made copper the contemporary material and color of choice for home décor, upgrades and accents inside and outside the home.
Green building is the philosophy, design and implementation of the most efficient use of resources, that are both environmentally responsible and positively affect our health throughout the building's entire life cycle. The building's life cycle starts with siting, includes design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and then finally demolition. The total long term environmental cost of all building components is calculated and factors into green building design. Green building extends traditional building's short term concerns of economy, utility, durability and comfort with long term goals of sustainability, high performance, human health and environmental impact. The environment is impacted by the production and consumption of materials, natural resources, energy, water and land. Our environment is adversely altered by the building's inhabitants generation of waste products, water pollution, air pollution, heat and noise. Ultimate effects may include harm to human health, degradation of the environment including the atmosphere and loss of natural resources. Green building's goal is to reduce or eliminate any adverse health and environmental impact for every kind of building including residential, public, governmental, religious and commercial.
The whole field of green building is literally exploding and there is so much information already available out there on many of the aspects involved with green building. This is just an overview of what green building is and Rutland will have a series of blog articles to cover in more depth the many aspects involved. Rutland will also closely examine, spotlight and feature the role of copper in green building and in green homes. Copper homes, copper building and copper architecture play an important part in virtually all green building designs, including some or all of the following: plumbing, wiring, solar panels, windmills, tankless water heaters, external wall siding, roofing, guttering, roof structures, flashing, chimneys, fascia, vents, duct work, healthier copper kitchen designs, even outside door and window cladding. Strategic copper usage in fact may contribute upwards of 13 points in various areas towards LEED green building certification.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is a voluntary certification which strives to verify and promote sustainable high performance buildings or communities with less environmental impact, improved livability and long term savings. Copper used in green building materials and strategic building components contributes to high environmental and building performance in many areas, most of which qualify for credits towards LEED certification of a building. Copper's aesthetic qualities also ensure green building architects achieve attractive, visually appealing green LEED designs without sacrificing any efficiency, performance or environmental objectives for an enduring and timeless copper home and copper building architecture.