What is green building?
As the global climate warming, more and more people focus on building energy efficiency. There is more awareness that CO2 produced by building energy use is the main source of climate warming. Energy-saving buildings become inevitable trend of development, the green building also arises in time. Green building can be define as to the construction of the whole life cycle, for maximize resource conservation (epa.gov, 19/12/2012). It includes energy saving, land saving, water saving, and materials saving, to protect the environment and reduce pollution, provide a healthy, applicable and efficient place for people. This essay will talk about what is green building, why green building is so important and the advantages of green building. The so-called "green building" of "green" is a concept or symbol, refers to the building is harmless to the environment, the environment of natural resources can be fully used, and the ecological balance condition without destroying the environment to build a building, but also referred to as the construction of sustainable development, ecological construction, return to nature, energy conservation and environmental protection. Green building interior layout is reasonable, minimize the use of synthetic materials and make full use of sunshine, save energy, to create a feeling of close to nature for residents (envirocitizen.org, 2012). The goal of green building is to coordinate development among people, building and natural environment, the use of natural conditions and artificial means to create a good and healthy living environment at the same time, as far as possible to control and reduce the use and destruction of the natural environment, fully embodies the nature of the balance between the request and return. For further implement the scientific concept of development, and transformation of the mode of urban and rural construction mode and the construction industry development,...
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