Green Building

Practice of increasing the efficiency of buildings and their use of energy, water, and materials while reducing building impacts on health and the environment throughout the complete building life cycle by incorporating better siting, design, construction, systems, operation, maintenance and removal.

May include tours, suppliers, organizations and training programs. May be called a sustainable building, environmental building, natural building, sustainable design, green architecture and can include building certification such as LEED.

Examples: 

The Green Building