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Green Design and Construction: Overview

Award Winning Green Designs

Green design and construction, also called sustainable design and construction, is a comprehensive process that employs techniques to minimize adverse environmental impacts and reduce the energy consumption of a building while contributing to the health and productivity of its occupants. Green design and construction have many components, such as architecture, building construction, building materials, energy, landscape design, and much more.

Award Winning Green Roof Designs. Belk Main Stacks SB419.5 P43 2008

SBIC Award Winners. Winners of the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council

Web Sites and Blogs

Dodge Data and Analytics.
This web site tracks new products, construction, and other developments in green building. Also contains career information. Sign up for a free e-newsletter.

ERI - Electronic Recyclers International, Inc
Find a place to recycle cell phones, computer equipment, and more.

Our Green Cities.
Web site of researcher and author Kent Portney, which includes a list of the top sustainable cities.

Passive House Institute.
Independent research institute. Offers the PHPP (passive House Planning Package).

Project Frog
Lean manufacturing designs featuring modular, energy efficient buildings.

U.S. Green Building Council.
News, education, LEED certification, and more.

Writing for Construction Professionals

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