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Green Building

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The Principles of Green Building

Green building is the standard of creating structures and utilizing methods that are environmentally conscious and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle.

Green building standards allow the University to build structures which (a) efficiently utilize energy & water (b) reduce waste, pollution, and environmental degradation, and (c) prioritize the health and comfort of building occupants.  These green buildings are also able to improve worker productivity and reduce operating costs through reduced utility expenditures.