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An Insider's Look at the Trend in Green Construction.
Modern sustainability initiatives and synergistic design.

 Table Of Contents


Chapter 1:


Chapter 2:

What Does Green Construction Mean

Chapter 3:

Making Your Current Home More Energy Efficient

Chapter 4:

Green Architecture

 Chapter 5:

Environmentally Friendly Building Materials

Chapter 6:

Environmentally Friendly Maintenance Material

Chapter 7:

The Green Approach To Landscaping

Chapter 8:

Environmentally Friendly Communities

 Chapter 9:

Finding A “Green” Builder

Chapter 10:

Finding Plans And Kits For Green Construction And The Benefits

Wrapping Up

Green construction practices aim to cut back the environmental affect of buildings, so the very first rule is: the greenest construction is the construction that doesn't get constructed.

New construction almost always degrades a construction site, so not construction is preferred to green construction. The 2nd rule is: every construction ought to be as little as possible. The 3rd rule is: do not contribute to sprawl (the tendency is for metropolises to spread out in a disordered fashion). Regardless how much grass you put on your roof, regardless how energy-efficient windows, etc., you utilize, if you contribute to sprawl, you've defeated your purpose. Urban infill sites are preferred to suburban "Greenfield" sites.


Construction accounts for a large amount of land. According to the National Resources Inventory, just about 117 million acres of land in the U.S.A. is developed. Another study released showing that existing buildings are responsible for more than forty percent of the world’s entire primary energy consumption and for twenty-four percent of global CO2 emissions.

The idea of sustainable development may be traced to the energy (particularly fossil oil) crisis and the environment pollution interest in the'70s. The green construction movement in the USA & Europe originated from the need and want for more energy effective and environmentally friendly construction patterns.

There are a number of motives for green construction, including environmental, economical, and social advantages. All the same, modern sustainability initiatives demand an integrated and synergistic design to both new construction and in the retrofitting of subsisting structures...

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