Green design is design that is environmentally conscious and has the goal of sustainability. It can refer to the design of consumer goods and products, technologies, the built environment, or even systems and methods of doing things. Other terms used include ecodesign and sustainable design. Green design embraces the economic, social, and environmental impacts of producing and consuming a product with a view to minimizing its environmental impacts and nonrenewable resource use, and helping people live in harmony with nature.

In architecture, the goal of green design is to construct buildings with a reduced environmental impact, through careful selection of materials and a switch to natural and recycled building materials. The energy demands of the building may be reduced by adopting passive processes for heating and ...

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