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Green Building Alliance

What is Green Building?

Green building, also known as high performance or sustainable building, is characterized by innovative design and construction practices that reduce or eliminate the negative impacts of buildings on the environment and the buildings' occupants.


Green building focuses on five main areas:

Sustainable site planning & use
Efficient and ecological water use & management
Energy efficiency & renewable energy
Conscious choices of materials and resources
Healthful indoor environmental quality

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