Buildings are more than a facility for a company, a place where people work, or just a structure. A building has an impact on the health of both people and on the planet. A building consumes energy and resources, creates waste, and requires special maintenance and operation.
This is where the idea of the green building comes in. You’ve probably heard about “green buildings” and understood that it has something to do with making a building environmentally friendly. It’s more than that. Green building means the design, construction, operation, and eventual demolition of a building to maximize the health of the people in it and their productivity, while lowering energy and resource consumption and alleviating its negative impact on the environment.