Skip to: Content | Footer | Accessibility A-Z Index Green Building Home Page Program Highlights... Sustainable design or building "green" is an opportunity to use our resources efficiently while creating healthier buildings. It provides cost savings to all Californians through improved human health and productivity, lower cost building operations, and resource efficiency--and it moves us closer to a sustainable future.
Designitgreener has compiled a glossary of the most commonly used terms when it comes to green. If you have something to add, have a question or would like to start a discussion, send us a message! a b c d e f g h i k l m n o p q r s t u v w x z Agenda 21: A program run by the United Nations related to sustainable development. It is a comprehensive archetype of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the UN, governments, and major groups in every area in which humans impact the environment.
The buildings in which we live, work, and play protect us from nature's extremes, yet they also affect our health and environment in countless ways. As the environmental impact of buildings becomes more apparent, a new field called "green building" is gaining momentum. Green, or sustainable, building is the practice of creating and using healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance and demolition. Read more about green building or use these links to explore topics: