Green buildings are becoming more and more popular as people become aware of the effect they are having on the environment. Due to this growing awareness, many people looking at additions or remodeling are taking the initiative and using the opportunity to reduce the carbon for themselves and their family.
Sustainable or green building refers to a structure or process that is constructed keeping environmental responsibility as one of the primary concerns throughout the process. Some ways that green buildings will save you money while keeping your family's carbon footprint minimal are:
- Efficiently using water, energy and other resources
- Protecting occupant health
- Limiting waste
- Preventing environmental degredation for the life of the structure