Green building is the growing movement to build homes and commercial buildings in such a way as to decrease their impact on the environment both during the construction process and throughout the lifetime of the building. The goal of green building is to build structures that are environmentally sustainable, capable of sustaining the earth ’s natural resources.
Green buildings reduce environmental impact through the following practices:
Energy efficiency and renewable energy
Use of environmentally preferable building materials
Waste reduction during the construction process
Healthy indoor environments
Environmentally conscious site plan