Green building practices for both new construction and retrofits are attractive
because buildings consume lots of electric power and many energy-efficiency
improvements can be achieved with modest investment.
Why Build Green?
• Improved air and water
quality over typical buildings
of the same size
• Reduced waste streams
• Conservation of natural
• Lowered operating costs
• Improved occupant
comfort and health
26 November/December 2010 SOLAR TODA Y solartoday.org
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