30 Jun '17, 8pm

#GreenBuilding: What is It and Why Do We Need It?

Green building is the idea of designing a home so that it is environmentally friendly. Anne Frej of the Urban Land Institute defines it as, "A sustainable building, or green building is an outcome of a design philosophy which focuses on increasing the efficiency of resource use - energy, water, and materials - while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment during the building's lifecycle, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal." There are different focuses, depending on the ideas of the institution, such as homes with a focus on energy or sustainable materials. The idea is overall unified in having minimal environmental impact. The practice focuses on more mindful ways to build and be able to co-exist with the Earth in a healthy manner. Green building is essential because we are running out of resources to cont...

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