Glossary

Green Building

Definition 1: Green building refers to environmentally responsible and resource-efficient design and construction throughout a building's life-cycle, from the siting of the building on the land to its design, materials selection, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.

Definition 2: Structures and their associated landscapes that are located, designed, constructed, operated and dismantled in an environmentally responsible manner to minimize short- and long-term negative impacts on the environment and building occupants.