LEED is an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Buildings that are LEED certified are designed to be efficient in heating and cooling. Low flow toilets and faucets help limit water usage. Low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint prevents further ozone deterioration.
The idea of green building is to use our resources more efficiently. The goal is sustainability, which is the ability to balance what we consume with what we produce. A great example of a sustainable resource is bamboo. Bamboo has become a popular choice for flooring in recent years. Because it is durable, yet grows quickly, it is a resource that will not disappear over time.
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