Green Building Information and Resources

Why Build Green?

Did you know that buildings are responsible for 72% of electricity use, 38% of carbon dioxide emissions, and 30% of waste created annually in the United States? The way that we construct, operate and renovate buildings significantly affects our health, environment and bottom line.

By incorporating green building approaches into your next project, you can:

  • Create a safe and healthy environment inside and out
  • Increase comfort and productivity
  • Reduce operating and maintenance costs
  • Save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Protect natural resources
  • Reduce pollution and landfill waste
  • Add beauty and value to your building and surroundings

Explore this website to learn more about green building and find additional resources and tools.