What Is a Green Building

We've been talking about green buildings in general. Now let's get a little more specific about what we actually mean by the term "green building." Utilizing the LEED system of the US Green Building Council, introduced in the previous chapter, a green building is one that is built considering the following five factors. However, most green buildings do not incorporate all of these measures, but rather the project team picks and chooses those that are appropriate for a project's budget and goals.

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