Green Building is a construction that, from the planning phases, is conceived to be both performing and sustainable from a viewpoint of the well-being of its inhabitants and its ecological footprint. These green buildings are conceived to pollute less and guarantee a higher quality of life for their inhabitants.
The term Green Building also encompasses a series of standards for so-called “sustainable construction”, the objective of which is to measure the ecological impact of a building and reduce it notably during its entire life cycle.
Multiple variables that can be evaluated in the sustainability rating of buildings:
The concept at the base of the ideology associated with Green Building is based on the gaining of an awareness of the high level of pollution that characterises our planet and of its dwindling water resources and the issue of climate change. This goes hand in hand with an accentuated awareness on behalf of construction companies who now embrace synergetic approaches in which the fusion of technological excellence, environmental sustainability, innovation, design, and structural quality is applied.
The construction sector is therefore the protagonist of Green Building, throughout all the planning, production, and maintenance supply chains. This type of approach to construction therefore involves planners, architects, engineers, interior and outdoor designers, and construction and maintenance firms.
On an applicable level:
The guiding principles on which the concept of green building is founded must always be at the base of the planning of each of these structures.
The advantages of increasingly green construction, oriented toward a greater respect for the environment and focussed on the comfortable liveability of its inhabitants are numerous and undeniable.
The main advantages of Green Building include: