What makes a building "green"?
A green building is a structure that is environmentally
responsible and resource-efficient throughout its life-cycle.
These objectives expand and complement the classical building
design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort.
Green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of
the built environment on human health and the natural
Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity
Reducing waste, pollution and environment degradation
For example, green buildings may incorporate sustainable
materials in their construction (e.g., reused,
recycled-content, or made from renewable resources); create
healthy indoor environments with minimal pollutants (e.g.,
reduced product emissions); and/or feature landscaping that
reduces water usage (e.g., by using native plants that survive
without extra watering).
What are the benefits of green building?
Buildings have an enormous impact on the environment, human
health, and the economy. The successful adoption of green
building strategies can maximize both the economic and
environmental performance of buildings.
Spray Foam Insulation uses sustainable materials, is no toxic,
reduces pollutants, and reduces energy consumption.
Research continues to identify and clarify all of these
benefits and costs of green building, and of how to achieve
the greatest benefits at the lowest costs.
How is green building related to smart growth and
Smart growth is development that serves the economy, the
community, and the environment by supporting healthy
communities while creating economic development and jobs.
Sustainability, or sustainable development, is the ability to
achieve continuing economic prosperity while protecting the
natural systems of the planet and providing a high quality of
life for its people.
Spray foam helps reduce our nation's fuel consumption and
promotes a higher quality of life in homes and buildings.
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