As Kermit the Frog
said, "It isn't easy bein' green."
A new generation of buildings, delivering high
performance and utilizing a ratings scale called LEED is being
Green Buildings, both commercial and residential
can cut down on energy and electricty consumption, as well as
Making a building Green or Sustainable, is the
practice "of creating healthier ad more resource-efficient
models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance and
demolition" according to the Environmental
The ratings system is based on earning credits
for reducing water, energy, waste and maintenance costs and enhancing
The more credits, the higher the certification
and recognition among Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum buildings.
Because they are environmentally sensitive and
holistic structures, green buildings can deliver lasting value
to owners, neighboring communities and the environment.