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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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Green Building Council, International Code Council and ASHRAE have released the 2018 International Green Construction Code (2018-IgCC), citing its potential to help state or local governments streamline code development, adoption and enforcement.
Pribila recalled that for now the EU does not have a clear system of support for green construction with subsidy programmes targeting smart technologies rather than solutions closer to nature.
It also calls for working on legal measures for green construction projects and increasing the capacity of existing cities for climate change adaptation.
The launch of VegeBlock, also known as 'Smart Block', represents the latest stage in an ongoing programme of collaborative work between Qatar's MME and TRL to improve the sustainability and adoption of green construction in the region, a ministry press statement said.
Synopsis: "Green Construction: An Introduction to a Changing Industry" addresses what green, sustainable, and high-performance means for the construction industry and its workers.
The study also found that green construction's growth rate is rapidly outpacing that of conventional construction and will continue to rise.
Green construction practices (GCP) serves as remedial approach to problems associated with construction industry's negative environmental impact [1].
Materials and Technology for Green Construction: Special Topic Volume With Invited Peer Reviewed Papers Only
Faisal Al-Fadl, Chairman of Saudi Green Building Forum (SBF) and one of the speakers in AFSCGB'14, told Daily News Egypt that the trend towards green construction and sustainable development is needed because of climate change.
With a new focus on pragmatic functionality, ASHRAE Standard 189.1 and the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) will be combining into one regulatory tool.
With BK Gulf being one of the leading construction entities in Dubai considering sustainability in all of its operations, Dubai Carbon conducted a session at the company on the basics of carbon foot-printing as well as the drive towards "green construction" in the Emirate.
Summary: The Lebanese government must work hard on introducing a law for green construction which would benefit the whole country including the economy, a leading expert said Wednesday.