Archinect - Features 2014-10-22T12:04:58-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/44552589/525-golden-gate-seismically-and-systematically-sustainable 525 Golden Gate Seismically and Systematically Sustainable Nam Henderson 2012-04-16T13:45:00-04:00 >2012-04-21T21:18:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/er/erfa0z1kyq0lscg1.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>by Nam Henderson</em></p> <p> One beneficial result derived from the public's growing familiarity with the phrase &ldquo;<em>green design</em>&rdquo; is a renewed examination of what defines green or sustainable design. Within the field of architectural design and construction, this prominence has inevitably prompted a conversation on the nature of sustainable architecture. The proliferation of superficially and systemically &ldquo;green&rdquo; buildings during the past decade has also spurred this dialogue. Specifically, I am referring to a range of normative practices including the use of green roofs, green walls, wind turbines, various integrated energy and graywater systems or solar panels, as well as industry standards like LEED, SITES, or BREEAM.</p>