What Makes a Building Green? Here’s a hint…it’s not the color ;)

What Makes a Building Green? Here’s a hint…it’s not the color ;)

Some common features of green buildings include HVAC systems, daylight harvesting or daylighting, ENERGY STAR appliances, technologies that reduce water waste such as low-flow toilets and showerheads, and water recycling systems.

In Virginia, a green building is defined as a building that:

  • Exceeds the energy efficiency standards prescribed in the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code by 30 percent; or
  • Meets or exceeds the EarthCraft House Program, Green Globes Green Building Rating System, ENERGY STAR or LEED standards.

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