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!
Additional resources include the Vermont Green Building Network, the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, and the US Green Building Council.
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