Green Building

 Green Home Guide

Green, or sustainable, building is the practice of using environmentally sound building techniques that conserve resources and provide for healthier living.

  • Energy and resource conservation – land planning and design techniques that preserve natural environment
  • Environmentally preferable building materials and specifications
  • Energy efficiency and renewable energy – heating/cooling systems, appliances, lighting and building envelop (walls, roof and foundations)
  • Water stewardship
  • Waste reduction
  • Toxic reduction
  • Improved indoor environment
  • Smart growth and sustainable development
  • Modern home construction

Green Building Rating Systems

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