“Green building” is a collection of land-use, building design, and construction strategies that reduce the environmental impacts of building construction and operation. Benefits of building green include:
- reduced energy consumption
- reduced water consumption
- protection of ecosystems
- improved air quality
Commercial Green Building – Program regulating energy efficiency, heat island mitigation, impacts on air quality, water conservation, and construction and demolition waste recycling for non-residential and multifamily construction.
Residential Green Building – Program regulating energy efficiency, indoor air quality, water conservation, and waste recycling for residential construction.