Why choose Green Buildings?

Green building is the practice of design, planning and building in a manner that is considered environmentally responsible. As the environmental impact of buildings becomes more apparent, the field called Green Building is gaining momentum. Green or sustainable building is the practice of creating healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and demolition. 

Elements of green building include:

Sustainable Site Design

Energy Efficiency

Renewable Energy

Water Stewardship

Environmentally Preferable Building Materials

Waste Reduction

Indoor Environmental Quality, such as good ventilation, daylight and views

Sustainable Community Development


For a brief summary on the benefits of Green Building, please click here

For information on the New York Upstate Chapter of the USGBC, please click here