Although new technologies are constantly being developed to complement current practices in creating greener structure, the common objective is that green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by efficiently using energy, water, and other resources.
What does the Golden Gate Bridge and Heat-Timer Corporation have in common?
Well…the year was 1937 in Marin County, California (San Francisco). Construction of the bridge that began in 1933 had just been completed (at a cost of over $35 million). During this time there was a major transition from coal-fired boilers to oil-fired boilers to produce the steam.