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Benefits of green building

It's more than just helping the environment
Published on Jul 30, 2004

"Green building." You've probably heard the term, and perhaps even considered the use of certain green materials or green building concepts for your new home or remodel. But what exactly is green building and how can it benefit you and the world around you? Green building encompasses many different areas of construction, and as such there is no single definition that sums it all up. Basically, the concept of green building is any structure, whether it's residential, commercial or industrial, that is designed, constructed, renovated or operated in such a manner as to minimize its impact on the environment, protect the health of its occupants and utilize resources efficiently.  That's a tall order at first glance, but green building concepts are easier to achieve then you might think. Thanks to a growing consciousness among consumers and manufacturers of how building techniques and materials impact all of us, the cost of many of these products has come done as well, making green ...

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