When to Apply Green Building Strategies

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Green Building Guidelines, a handbook published recently by the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council

May 01, 2003

Green Building Guidelines, a handbook published recently by the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, compiles hundreds of checklists and ideas to help builders meet the demand for low-energy, resource-efficient homes. Green design requires attention to every aspect of the building process, with particular attention paid to the right time to make every decision. Failure to plan might mean closing off options or implementing more expensive solutions later in development.

The chart below from Green Building Guidelines is a quick reference to aid in this decision-making process. To purchase a copy of the handbook, go to www.sbicouncil.org.

Appropriate Stage of Design and Construction to Apply Green Building Strategies

 
Stage
Issues
Community Planning
 
Site Planning
 
Construction Process Planning
 
Basic Design
 
Specifications
 
During Construction
 
Post-Construction
 

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