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It sounds good, but what does “Green Construction” actually mean? At this point it appears to be more of an intent than a measurable practice, but in order to work toward a set of standards, one must bear in mind several forms in which building or remodeling can impact the environment.

One of these forms is energy efficiency. The production of electricity from the burning of fossil fuels is one of the most harmful activities to the environment in existence today. Green structures incorporate renewable
energy sources that might include the use of wind, solar, low impact hydropower, or biothermal energy. The source of power is not the only concern. Another concern is the reduction of power use in lighting and appliances.

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Via: Green Life

By Zack Verde

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