Buildings That Breathe

Deneen, Sally; Howard, Brian
January 2007
E: The Environmental Magazine;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p26
The article discusses the coming of age of the green building movement in the U.S. amidst the rise of eco-friendly construction and efforts by people to seek out innovative designs such as green rooftops. Energy efficiency has become a key consideration in building design, with 5% of new commercial construction satisfying the standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program and 10% of new homes complying with the Energy Star guidelines of the federal government.


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