Green Building is not just a building that is the color green, it means a way of construction, landscaping and excavation that keeps waste to a minimum and everything that can be used and reused is.
It is a set of priorities that matches the need to save money and the need to watch what we dump into our land-fills. Perfectly good material is thrown away by the tens of tons because it is deemed too expensive in labor costs to reclaim. There is a booming secondary market reclaiming and reselling various items and materials once considered waste.
We’ve heard much about our carbon footprint. A building or structure has a foot-print as well. Most important, an energy-conserved and occupant-friendly design and use of existing natural features saves money and earns respect.