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1

How long is the Biological Cycles

Typically 1 - 100 Years

2

How long is the Geological Cycle

Typically greater than 1 million years

3

What are the two classifications of material resources

Renewable & Non-Renewable

4

Give two examples of Biological cycles

Timber and Grasses

5

What are the two processes occurring regarding renewable materials.

Consumption & Replenishment

6

What are the interaction parameters to designate as Renewable and Non-Renewable.

The rate of consumption Rc, and the rate of replenishment Rr.

7

What happens if Rc exceeds Rr

The resource is depleting and is Non-Renwable

8

What happens if Rr exceeds Rc

The resource is renewable

9

What is the definition of Sustainability

The extent to which current needs can be fulfilled without compromising the needs of future generations.

10

What are the five elements of the Green Hierarchy.

Reduce
Re-Use
Recycle
Recover
Dispose

11

What is the definition of Embodied Energy

The transformation of natural resources into building materials and the amount of energy used to produce that material.