Green Building

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What is Green Building?

Green Building is the practice of building or remodeling with sustainability in mind. This topic encompasses a wide range of measures from building layout to using recycled content materials or wood that has been sustainably harvested. These Green Building practices result in a building that is healthier, more resource-efficient and better for the environment.

There is a perception that building green may be more expensive. Depending on the materials you chose and the equipment you install, the cost can be nominal compared to the long term benefits. The savings on operations and maintenance costs will far exceed any initial investment and because of diminishing resources, a green building will likely be a wise investment in the future.

For more information and design ideas, view our Sustainable Buildings Guide information. If you have any questions or comments on how to build green in San Mateo County, use our contact form and send to Green Building. You may also let us know how you like this service, whether you found what you were looking for and got the help you needed. We are always looking for ways to improve our service and information. Sign up for San Mateo County Bi-Weekly Guide to Green Building & Energy News