Green Building and Design

Green building and design is a growing industry trend within the fields of architecture, construction, and interior design.
Also referred to as sustainable design, eco-design, or ñsustainable buildingî, there are several broad principles involved. These include: increasing energy & water efficiency wherever possible; working in harmony with the natural features and resources surrounding the project site; using materials that are sustainably grown or recycled rather than new materials from non-renewable resources; and reducing building impacts on environment & human health. For example, a green building might make use of solar panels, skylights, and recycled building materials. The interior design of the building might include organic natural fibres in furnishings and energy efficient appliances.