Green Building Concepts

Green building takes sustainable development concepts which can then be applied to a vast array of practices tied to construction


There are many different approaches to take when maximizing the sustainability of a building's design. Green doesn't have to be about achieving the best green rating possible; every little green bit helps! Dovetail has put together a list of eight basic green building concepts to take into consideration. The full explanation of each bulletpoint is available in a downloadable pdf at the bottom of the page.

Important Areas to Consider When Building Green

• Climate and Locale
• People Matter
• Think Small
• Cool Naturally and Heat Efficiently
• Go Native
• Old Before New
• Sustainable Materials
• Insulate and Ventilate

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