A sustainable building, or green building is an outcome of a design philosophy which focuses on increasing the efficiency of resource use — energy, water and materials — while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment during the building’s lifecycle, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal. Though green building is interpreted in many different ways, a common view is that they should be designed and operated to reduce overall impact of the built environment on human health and the environment by:
Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity
Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradationFor more information on Green Building, visit http://www.builditgreen.org/ or call Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel at (619) 285-9222.