Building Design and Construction

For most people, weatherizing and retrofitting will be the best options for addressing climate issues in our built environment.  If you are constructing a new building, there are several building design and performance programs to help you obtain the greenest results!

Buildings can be evaluated according to

- Life cycle assessment

- Energy efficiency

- Water efficiency

- Materials efficiency

- Siting and structure design efficiency

- Indoor environmental quality enhancement

- Operations and maintenance optimization

- Waste reduction