Green building is a design and construction approach that aims to:
- improve the environmental performance and sustainability of buildings,
- reduce waste and environmental impact,
- and create healthier and more efficient spaces for people.
As a holistic approach to their planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance, green buildings successfully maximize the natural efficiencies of a building site and integrate them with renewable and low-carbon technologies to support the building’s energy needs and create a healthy built environment. Areas of priority in green buildings include the efficient use of energy, water, and other resources; the quality of the indoor environment; and impacts on the natural environment. (Green building, 2022)
This involves the use of environmentally friendly materials, energy-efficient technologies, and systems that minimize a building’s impact on the environment.
The goal of green building is to create a built environment that is healthier for occupants and better for the planet and to promote sustainability for future generations.
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