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Definition of Green Building

Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle 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. Green building is also known as a sustainable or high performance building.

Impacts of the built environment:


Aspects of Built Environment: Consumption: Environmental Effects: Ultimate Effects :
  • Siting
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Renovation
  • Deconstruction
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Materials
  • Natural Resources
  • Waste
  • Air pollution
  • Water pollution
  • Indoor pollution
  • Heat islands
  • Stormwater runoff
  • Noise
  • Harm to
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Green Thumb Nursery – Southern California Garden Centers

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Green Thumb Nurseries, originally established in 1946, has been a Southern California local’s favorite for ultra-high-quality Gardening Supplies, professional Landscape Design Services, Outdoor Patio Furniture, Outdoor Plants and Home & Garden Décor. Their lawn and garden design experts and plant experts are there to answer any questions you may have for your next landscape design project. From Indoor PlantsOutdoor PlantsFountainsGarden StatuesOutdoor Patio FurnitureHome Décor & Garden Décor and more, come find out why Green Thumb Nurseries is one of the best places to buy plants and home, lawn and garden décor.

Green Thumb Nurseries are top rated Southern California Garden Centers known for their quality selection of unique and popular plants of the highest florist-grade quality, friendly garden experts, and beautiful garden décor.  Our huge selection of drought tolerant plants, fruit trees, beautiful vibrant

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NJDEP Green Acres – The Garden State Preservation Trust Act

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On June 30, 1999, then Governor, Christine Whitman, signed into law the Garden State Preservation Trust Act, which will allow New Jersey to preserve 1 million acres over the next ten years. The bill establishes, for the first time in history, a stable source of funding for preservation efforts and the statutory framework necessary to implement the landmark preservation plan approved by a 2-1 margin of New Jerseyans, in November 1998. The 1998 vote amended the New Jersey constitution to provide a stable source of funding to acquire and preserve open space, farmland and historic sites around the state. The amendment dedicates $98 million annually for ten years dedicated to preservation efforts and authorizes the issuance of up to $1 billion in revenue bonds.

The legislation signed by the Governor establishes the Garden State Preservation Trust (GSPT), a nine member board that will receive and approve projects submitted

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How to Green Clean Your Bathroom Without Toxic Chemicals!

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No one likes cleaning the bathroom; hair-clogged drains, moisture-loving mildew, and, ahem, the toilet all make for an unpleasant chore. No doubt your first priority when cleaning the loo is eliminating germs and soap scum, but it’s important to steer clear of harsh chemicals that can linger in the air and water, and irritate your skin, lungs and mucous membranes. Just like in the kitchen, most popular disinfecting household cleansers are chock full of harmful chemicals. The EPA classifies 275 of the antibacterial agents commonly used in cleaners as pesticides, some of which have been linked to serious health problems. In the bathroom, we’re constantly coming in contact with all kinds of surfaces, so these toxins can easily get on your skin, and with the next flush of the toilet, the chemicals will flow into the wastewater system, where they can seep into the ground. With diligence and earth-friendly products,

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