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Facilities Management by Joel D. Levitt

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Green Buildings, LEED, and Energy Savings

7.0 LEED

Green Buildings are buildings that use less energy, are made from recycled materials, and have less impact on the local environment. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s lifecycle 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. A green building is also known as a sustainable or high performance building.”

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