‘Green Building’ refers to building structures with eco-friendly materials and also establishing systems within and around the structures to support green operation, saving energy and leaving behind a small ecological footprint, as well as providing a healthy environment for those inhabiting, working, or visiting the structure.
More and more homes and businesses are realizing the importance of ‘Green Building’. Every little step counts. To inspire you, we have collected all kinds of examples, tips, and instructions on Building Green below and on Managing Earth’s Facebook Page and Pinterest Page. Get some ideas for your home or business there and set an example while reaping the health benefits.
Below are links to manufacturers and suppliers taking into consideration material selection, standards, specifications, effects on health, along with carbon and waste management.
LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
Citiponics.com/ plant lettuce garden on a rooftop in Singapore.
Off-Grid Living & Eco Homesteading – Cordwood Building
Ecovillages & Eco-Communities:
Wikipedia: What is an Ecovillage? – Ecovillages are frequently built with green and/or natural techniques and extend the concept to the design of the whole community.
Hempwood – A wood substitute with a small ecological footprint, used for construction materials, flooring, and furniture.
FB: Architecture & Design: The largest vertical forest in the world with more than 900 trees on 8,900 square meters of terraces
Green Building Councils, Networks, and Organizations