The EPA's Site on Green Building Basics—a good place to start if you want to learn more.
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Green Homes SiteCheck out the new Green Homes site.
EPA Green Building Publications
EPA Green Building Publications "Catalogue" (PDF) (12 pp, 919K)
Award Winners!Read about U.S. and international winners of the 2009 Lifecycle Building Challenge 3.
Featured EPA Green BuildingRead more about EPA's efforts to "green" its facilities.
The buildings in which we live, work, and play protect us from nature's extremes, yet they also affect our health and environment in countless ways. As the environmental impact of buildings becomes more apparent, a new field called "green building" is gaining momentum.
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- Want to hear the latest about green building from EPA staff? Check out EPA's new Green Building Blog.
Green, or sustainable, building is the practice of creating and using healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance and demolition. Read more about green building or use these links to explore topics:
Why Build Green?
Components of Green Building
Energy Efficiency and Renewable EnergyBuilding Types
Environmentally Preferable Building Materials and Specifications
Indoor Air Quality
Smart Growth and Sustainable Development
Green Building Awards