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Green Building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from building location decisions to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and deconstruction. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. Although new technologies are constantly being developed to complement current practices in creating greener structures, the common objective is that green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by: 1) Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources; 2) Protecting occupant health; 3) Improving employee productivity and; 4) Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation.

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date revised: 3 January, 2017