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green building

An environmentally friendly residential or commercial building. See LEED and green.
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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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Beaumont House is a newly built, energy efficient house, surrounded on all sides by acres of gorgeous Huddersfield countryside.
Since then, the university has established an effective multidisciplinary team to build an energy efficient house for the Solar Decathlon competition.
A highly energy efficient house is created through a variety of high standard double and triple glazed windows and a modern gas fired central heating system with underfloor heating to the ground floor.
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The upgrading of an already built home to an energy efficient house is also possible with today's technology.
Back in 1994 my oldest son built an energy efficient house outside Telluride, Colo.
In a nutshell, the homebuyers are in a win-win situation with an energy efficient house with low maintenance requirements."
High solar gain windows and additional thermal mass were not used in the construction of the house as the intent was to construct a very cost effective, energy efficient house using best standard practices with no additional support or modifications for thermal mass and no specialty ordered windows.
A more energy efficient house is good news for your fuel bill.
"I wanted to have an energy efficient house that incorporated |renewable energy and would have long-term minimal impact.

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