What is "green building"?


What is "green building"?

Green building - also known as sustainable or high performance building - is the practice of:

  1. Increasing the efficiency with which buildings and their sites use and harvest energy, water, and materials; and
  2. Protecting and restoring human health and the environment, throughout the building life-cycle: siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction.
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