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green building

An environmentally friendly residential or commercial building. See LEED and green.

Green building

Also known as sustainable building or environmental building, green building is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings and their sites use and harvest energy, water, and materials, and reducing the impacts of buildings on human health and the environment, through better site planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal—the complete building life cycle.
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Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that it will commit to scaling green buildings to more than 5 billion square feet (478 million square meters) over the next five years through the LEED and EDGE green building rating systems.
The major factor contributing to this demand is rising awareness about the benefits of green buildings, which in turn is driving investment in green commercial building construction.
Over 500 leading local and international green buildings experts, researchers, academics, and sustainability activists are attending the Qatar Green Building Conference.
Green building certification systems like LEED are just one tool GSA uses to deliver better value and savings to the taxpayer and meet this Administration's sustainability and economic performance goals," says Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings Director Kevin Kampschroer.
Among its many findings, the report demonstrates that companies that invest in green buildings are seeing significant dividends on their investments, including:
Green buildings will increasingly be designed and managed by innovative information technologies that are based in the "Cloud.
New commercial constructions account for almost 80% of green buildings in Thailand because they are easier to adopt compared to restructuring existing ones.
During the recession, demand for green buildings stayed strong.
Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) will organise its next 'Focus Day' on June 10, 2013, putting the spotlight on the performance of green buildings.
According to recent research, the global market for green building material is expected to be worth $406 billion by 2015, driven largely by environmental consciousness, high energy costs, and the understanding that green buildings contribute to long-term benefits such as improved efficiency, cost savings and higher production.
AMMAN (Star)AuUnder the patronage of HRH Princess Sumayyah Bint El-Hassan and with USAID support, Jordan Green Buildings Council (JGBC) was launched officially last Wednesday.
We are encouraged to see the continued rise in demand for green buildings, and that architects are responding to this demand by increasing their practice of sustainable design," said Jay Bhatt, senior vice president, Autodesk AEC Solutions, San Rafael, California.