|Building in a green manner
In practical terms, green building includes
1.Using sun and wind to the building's advantage for natural heating, cooling and
making the most of daylight
2.Landscaping with native plants and using water efficiently
3.Building quality, durable structures
4.Insulating well and ventilating appropriately
5.Incorporating salvaged, recycled and sustainably harvested materials
6.Maintaining healthy indoor air quality with appropriate building techniques and
7.Using energy-efficient and water-saving appliances and fixtures
8.Reducing and recycling construction waste
Green building is a 'whole-systems'
approach for designing and constructing
buildings that conserve energy, water,
and material resources and are healthier,
safer, and more comfortable to live in.