GREEN BUILDING 101: Sustainable Sites—How to Live in Harmony with the Natural Environment

May 15, 2014 by  
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Welcome back to Green Building 101. In our last post, we touched upon how to select an environmentally responsible location for your new abode, and in this piece, we’ll begin to discuss ways you can improve upon any home site. The “Sustainable Sites” section of USGBC ‘s LEED for Homes program outlines various “green” opportunities for reducing the negative impact your home has on the environment. Most of these principles can be implemented at any time, whether you’re still in the design process or if you’ve been in your home for years. Here are a few measures you can take to create a more sustainable site : Read the rest of GREEN BUILDING 101: Sustainable Sites—How to Live in Harmony with the Natural Environment Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “leed” , “sustainable architecture” , erosion , green architecture , Green Building 101 , green roof , green roofs , GreenBuilding 101 , indigenous plants , landscape design , LEED for Homes. USGBC , LEED-H , native environment , native flora , native vegetation , pergola , rainwater , shade , Sustainable Sites , Trees , water issues , water runoff , water table

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Sustainable Sites—How to Live in Harmony with the Natural Environment

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