Green building is a structure designed and built in a way that limits its harm to the environment. Green building can also refer to the principles and guidelines builders and architects use in making such buildings. Green buildings typically use energy, land, and water more efficiently than do other buildings. They also tend to produce less waste and pollution. Their builders often choose materials that are recycled, that are made using few toxic chemicals, or that can be obtained from nature sustainably.Sustainable methods include those that do not cause lasting harm.
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Source: Bryan, Harvey. "Green building." World Book Student, World Book, 2017, www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar753139. Accessed 9 Apr. 2017.
Image source: Design for a sustainable living space by Kyle Butler. Wikimedia Commons, 2008.