Green Building, or as I rather call it, High Performance Building, is the practice of designing and building structures using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction.

The main aspects of Green Building are:

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Sitting and Passive Solar design
  • Energy, Water and Material efficiency and conservation
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IAQ) and Occupant health
  • Operation, Maintenance and Homeowner Education
  • Reducing Waste, Pollution and Environmental degradation