green building

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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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With this as backdrop, the growing demand for green construction of residential homes comes as no surprise.
Polk State College in Florida has been awarded a $718000 grant through the federal Department of Education to establish degree and certification programs relating to the Corporate College's supply chain management, advanced manufacturing and green construction and retrofitting.
We knew we had an opportunity to showcase the fundamentals of affordable, green construction and use the building as an educational tool," said CEO Bill Hannah.
It provides an easy step-by-step course in green building packing in details for building professionals and covering the nuts and bolts of the green construction trend.
Forty-four tons of waste may seem like a lot," said Dan Bulley, Executive Director of the Green Construction Institute and Chair of the Volunteer Committee for Greenbuild in 2007, "but the conference was a week-long, international conference and expo with an exhibit hall and 25,000 participants - that's the same size as the population of Edwardsville, Illinois.
2 million 6,800 sq ft Sustainable Building Center is designed to be a showcase for green construction, the first of its kind in the UK.
Topics include all phases of green construction projects, among them, contracting, subcontracting, procurement, management of green design when the contractor works as a design builder, and project commissioning and closeout.
Milo launched "Green Construction Purchasing," a quarterly that carries information on green construction products and services, last month, and "RV Industry News," to be published six times a year, earlier this year.
Choosing the right materials is a key consideration of green construction.
ST HELENS council, Envirolink Northwest and Birse Civils have won the top prize in the Green Civil Engineering Project of the Year category at the inaugural Green Construction Awards for their pounds 8.
While private companies, organizations and homeowners have been at the forefront of green construction, the state and communities are seeing the advantages as well.
House of Representatives Small Business Committee in July that Congress can foster private sector innovation in green construction by keeping the market free of mandates, allocating funds for education and training in green construction, and extending and expanding tax credits that were originally passed as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.