Building Green

Men at New Home ConstructionWhat Makes a Building Green

A green building, also known as a sustainable building, is a structure that is designed, built, renovated, operated, or reused in an ecological and resource-efficient manner.

Green buildings are designed to meet certain objectives such as:

  • Protecting occupant health
  • Improving employee productivity
  • Using energy, water, and other resources more efficiently
  • Reducing the overall impact to the environment