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Green Building and C&D Materials

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Builders and building owners across the country are proving through thousands of new projects that “green building” techniques save money, energy, resources and create work and living spaces that appeal to people. Careful consideration of how C&D materials are generated and managed is a critical element of green building. See the following resources for more information:

EPA’s Green Building site is focused on how to reduce environmental impact of buildings and create more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and demolition.

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) Exit EPA is a coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote environmentally responsible buildings. USGBC runs Greenbuild Exit EPA, an outreach program that promotes green building at USGBC’s Annual International Green Building Conference and Expo.

Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center (CICA) Exit EPA offers an overview Exit EPA of green building and links to related resources Exit EPA.

EPA’s GreenScapes offers a success story about the Aspen Skiing Company in Aspen, Colorado that decided to reuse building materials and create compost out of the remaining materials instead of throwing them away.

Association of General Contractors (AGC) Exit EPA provides Green Construction Resources that include state and local Green Building Programs, AGC Environmental Solution Series and Green construction Bible, and others in their Environmental section. Users can access these resources by selecting the “Research a Topic” option at the top of AGC home page and then choosing “Environmental.”

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