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Green Housing

  • By: Megan Lee, Stephen Smith & Andrew T. Carswell
  • In: Green Cities: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Nevin Cohen & Paul Robbins
  • Subject:Urban Planning

Green housing relates to the practices used to build the house and the products used in the building process, as well as the long-term savings and effect on the health and well-being of the users and the environment. The objectives of green homes are to create and maintain home environments that are sustainable for users, the community, and the environment. Green homes are part of the sustainability movement that aims to meet needs without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their needs.

Achieving the Objectives of Green Housing
Government Mandates, Programs, Building, and Material Standards

Advancements in green building have prompted governmental programs and standards. For example, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy implemented the Energy Star program, which has revolutionized consumers’ ability to access ...

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