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 developed.

Green Buildings, both commercial and residential can cut down on energy and electricty consumption, as well as indoor pollutants.

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 Protection Agency.

The ratings system is based on earning credits for reducing water, energy, waste and maintenance costs and enhancing occupant health.

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.

Ecological Footprints.
What's a footprint?
What's your footprint?

Why Build Green?
Facts and Figures
What's a Green Building?
Costs and Benefits

Better Buildings.
Langston-Brown High School
The Robert Redford Building
Outhouse on Mt. Whitney
Honda's NW Regional Facility

U.S. Green Building Council
American Forests
Environmental Defense

Stop Global Warming

©2006 Claudia Hickey