Management of Engineering and Technology
Green construction is the creation of an environmentally friendly building that uses less energy, water and construction products, which in turn leads to less maintenance and minimal infrastructure. Green buildings also improve indoor air quality, enhance the buildings marketability and could lead to an increase in the occupants’ productivity. Construction uses more than 30% of the total energy and more than 60% of the electricity used in the U.S. annually . Reducing these demands will have a positive effect on the world that we live in. Green buildings consume less energy relative to buildings that are not up to these standards. Green construction uses less energy and natural resources at the onset and in the long run as well.
Alyamani, Badr; Mudavadi, Caroline; Hershberg, Karina; Al Marzouqi, Manal; Assiri, Saeed; and Graham, Stuart, "Green Construction: Innovation in Material & Design" (2009). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 796.