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  What is Green Building?
 

Green building is the practice of increasing the efficiency of buildings and their use of energy, water, and materials, and reducing building impacts on human health and the environment, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal — the complete building life cycle.

Effective green building can lead to reduced operating costs by increasing productivity and using less energy and water, improved public and occupant health due to improved indoor air quality, and reduced environmental impacts by, for example, lessening storm water runoff.

 

Here are some considerations when Going Green:

  • Choose products with a high percentage of recycled content.
  • Take advantage of Florida's free resource by using solar panels.
  • In addition to traditional insulation, make sure to properly insulate walls.
  • Think about site selection and building rotation when starting a project.
  • Consider taking advantage of local power company incentives to utilize energy conserving lights, appliances and HVAC.

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