The term “green building” or “sustainable building” is used by many and in diverse ways. We define it here as providing housing for people with methods, products and processes that lessen its detrimental impacts on the health of the human and ecological environment.
Did you know that a typical home can produce TWICE
the greenhouse gas emissions as the typical car?
Therefore, how and where we construct housing are critical issues to consider as our health, economy and culture will feel the long-term impacts from our actions taken today. Economically, cost-benefit analyses show tremendous long-term savings to homeowners and society when we design housing that is energy—and resource—efficient.