A Brief Note On The Green Building Movement

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The Green Building Movement “North American homes, offices and other buildings contribute an estimated 2.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere every year—more than one third of the continent 's greenhouse gas pollution output” (Biello). Global warming is a worldwide issue that is thought to be one of the most severe problems around the globe. Pollution in the atmosphere is one of the main causes of global warming. This pollution starts to build up and destroy the ozone layer causing an increase in the overall temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere (Lee). There are simple methods that can be followed to help decrease global warming. Green building is a building process that is used to make buildings more environmental-friendly. This process is used throughout the whole building life cycle, which includes everything from making the design of the building up to the demolition of the building. Cooperation of all the people involved in the building process is very important throughout each stage in the project. This process can lead to a much better and easier way to help the global warming issue throughout the world. Many people may oppose to green building because of the higher cost for new equipment and materials that are environmental-friendly (Rajendran). Although there are new technologies that are beginning to help some current environmental safety issues, these technologies are being developed for the same reasons that people are encouraging green

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