Green buildings and design

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A significant amount of our lives are spent in buildings.  In addition, a significant amount of materials, energy consumption, water consumption and waste production are directly connected to buildings.   Buildings also form the basic building blocks for our cities and communities.  Healthy and sustainable buildings offer many benefits and the current technology and systems to support greener buildings is extensive.

Green buildings were one of the first areas of focus for EDRS at its inception.  For many years, it ran one of the first major resource centers on green design before the rise of the internet, as well as publishing a journal for design professionals and interested public on sustainable buildings. EDRS has also held many public events with leading experts in green building and design.

The following offer some resources to explore regarding principles and methods of creating and managing green buildings

Green building information

Green building programs and rating systems