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Top 15 Sites for Sustainable Design

Green buildings preserve precious natural resources in order to create high-quality and more energy-efficient homes and commercial buildings.

The construction and operation of a green building promotes a healthy environment that prevents the disruption of resources, land, water and energy within and around the building.

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency defines green building as ‘the practise of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction’.

With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of our top 15 Green Building resources. From what it is, to how it’s affecting the industry, to how you can get involved. Read all 15 resources and you’ll become an expert in sustainable construction!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyIOtsx3wDs

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/urban-expeditions/green-buildings/benefits-of-green-buildings-human-health-economics-environment/

http://www.worldgbc.org/what-green-building

http://greenbuilding.co.uk/

https://www.ukgbc.org/

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/urban-expeditions/green-buildings/top-10-green-buildings-2017/

https://greenbuildingsolutions.org/what-is-green-building/

http://businessfeed.sunpower.com/articles/written-what-is-a-green-building

https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/ex/sustainablecitiescollective/guest-post-human-benefits-green-building/20484/

https://www.archdaily.com/869556/aia-selects-top-10-most-sustainable-projects-of-2017

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

LEED is an industry leading rating system set up by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to assess the environmental credentials of a building. It’s so important that we’ve given LEED its own section on our list:

https://new.usgbc.org/leed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlVseOWToL4

https://new.usgbc.org/leed-v4

https://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-v4-building-design-and-construction-checklist

http://stellarfoodforthought.net/whats-new-in-leed-v4-big-picture-changes-updates-for-building-design-and-construction/

If you’d like to find out more about green building practices and materials that can add to your site’s green credentials, leave a comment below and we’ll put you in touch with a local flooring expert! 

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Kate Hassall

Kate Hassall is the Social Media Executive at the global resin flooring manufacturer Flowcrete Group Ltd. Kate's role includes creating press releases, blogs, and case studies as well as monitor, manage and populate social media platforms to encourage growth and marketing messages.

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