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What is "Green Building"?

Green building incorporates environmental and resource efficiency practices that significantly reduce or eliminate the negative impact of buildings on the environment and occupants in five broad areas:

  • sustainable site planning
  • safeguarding water and water efficiency
  • energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • conservation of materials and resources
  • indoor environmental quality.

  • In short, green buildings are environmentally responsible, economically viable, and healthy places in which to work and live.

    To learn more about green building, please click on the links below:

    ACEEE Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings

    American Lung Association Healthy House Program

    Carpet and Rug Institute Green Label

    Consumer Reports Greener Choices

    City of St. George - Water & Power Conservation

    Dallas Home Builders Green Builder Guide

    DSIRE-Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy

    EEBA-Energy & Environmental Building Association

    Efficient Windows Collaborative

    Environmental Building News

    Environmental Design+ Construction Magazine

    Environments for Living

    EPA Energy Star Program

    EPA Watersense Program

    Forest Stewardship Council

    Global Green

    Green Builder Magazine

    Green Building Elements

    Green Building Initiative

    Greenguard Environmental Institute


    Green Options Blog

    Green Seal


    Home Energy Magazine


    Inhabitat Green Building 101

    Introduction to Residential Duct Systems

    LEED Rating System (USGBC)

    NAHB Green Home Building Guidelines

    NAHB Research Center

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory

    Oikos: Green Building News

    Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH)

    Scientific Certification Systems

    Smart Communities Network: Green Buildings: Affordable Housing

    Solar Energy International

    The Irrigation Association

    The Green Guide

    The Green Home Guide (U.S. Green Building Council)

    ToolBase Services

    U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Codes

    U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Program

    U.S. Green Building Council

    Utah Energy Star Home Information

    Water Conservation (Utah Division of Water Resources)

    Water Saver Home

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