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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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.
Sustainable Holdings Incorporated, a company that was formed to introduce and utilise a breakthrough model in green construction, has named Glenn Stoudt as its director of Chemicals and Coatings.
By 2018, the study finds, green construction will account for more than 3.
On another component, only 17 percent of NRCI panelists have more than 50 percent of their projects in the Green Construction category.
Green construction practices (GCP) serves as remedial approach to problems associated with construction industry's negative environmental impact [1].
The workers, dressed in green construction outfits and matching hardhats, were demanding higher wages for their work on the Fountain Views development, a project by the Dubai-based Emaar Properties to build high-end apartments, The Guardian reported.
This special topic volume contains 10 invited papers on materials and technology for green construction.
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.
1 and the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) will be combining into one regulatory tool.
According to Dubai Carbon, green construction is not just about the creation of buildings in line with rating systems and guidelines-it is a holistic outlook on the full cycle of construction, including green procurement and waste management.
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.