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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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The costs involved in erecting a green building are outweighed by the benefits, he said.
Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program (LEED).
Green Building Council defines sustainability as building practices that limit or eliminate the negative aspects of buildings on the environment.
Not only is LA renowned for its culture and entertainment, but it's also gaining significant recognition for its leadership in green building in their community," he says.
Jean Lupinacci, director of the US EPA ENERGY STAR Commercial and Industrial Branch, states, "Energy Efficiency is a critical step to a green building, and the Green Building Studio web service is the type of tool that makes it easy to integrate top energy efficiency into the critical design phase of new buildings.
The most common perception about green building is that it uses environmentally sensitive building materials in energy-efficient designs.
The city of Los Angeles was one of the first cities in the nation to pass a municipal green building policy, requiring all new construction to meet the U.
Now in its second year, the local Western NC program is growing by leaps and bounds, as homebuyers and builders alike realize the value of green building.
GBM said the new title will provide practical information on green building and will "serve as a 'builders' advocate,' bringing greater awareness of sustainable products, designs, systems and techniques to America's largest industry.
Image cautious multinational companies (MNCs) are increasingly looking at setting up (or mandating) their operations in green buildings in Thailand to leverage their corporate branding, which is considerably impactful for the green building development.
Government regulation, which can affect anything from preferential treatment for entitlements to requirements to disclose information about building efficiency, provides further incentive for green building.
Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland Green Building Councils will meet with key business leaders in the Nordic countries to discuss regional green building drivers.