What is Green Building Standards?

What is green building standards?


Green building standards is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle from citing to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. Green building is also known as a sustainable or high performance building- EpaWebarchiveOpens in a new tab.


SustainableOpens in a new tab. or “green” building standard is the concept of using resources more efficiently while creating more energy-efficient and sustainable homes, offices, schools and other buildings. The increased popularity of green building design and construction has given rise to a variety of approaches that aim to guide architects, designers, materials specifiers and builders in how to build “green.”- BuildingwithchemistryOpens in a new tab.


A rating and certification system that aims to encourage increased environmental and health performance in residences and residential portions of buildings. Its criteria apply to the design and construction of homes and subdivisions- EPAOpens in a new tab.

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