Green Building, also known as and green construction or sustainable building, is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and deconstruction. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort.Although new technologies are constantly being developed to complement current practices in creating greener structures, the common objective is that green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:
- Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
- Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity
- Reducing waste & pollution
The members of the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa and Walton County are committed to going green. A Green Committee was formed to help educate our memebers and the public on the benefits to buidling sustanable homes. Listed below are the members who participate on the Green Committee. You may contact them to find answers to all of your Green Building questions. To send a message to the Green Committee click here.
Listed below are links for additional local programs and information on green building.
Other Green Links Coming Soon!