‘Green Building’ refers to building structures with eco-friendly materials and also establishing systems within and around the structures to support green operating, 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 and specification, effects on health, along with carbon and waste management.
Ecovillages & Eco-Communities:
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.
Natural Resources Canada (article)
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