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Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact for Researchers, Product Innovators, and Building Industry Professionals

Many researchers, product innovators, and building professionals have developed or advocated new technologies and ways of building that save resources reduce pollution and that will decrease the amount of energy a home consumes. Some researchers and manufacturers consider using alternative materials or more energy-efficient ways of producing their products and delivering them to sites.

Architects, planners, and engineers are beginning to consider "green" alternatives when designing enviroments or writing specifications and codes. Such professionals also consider the effects of developments and site layouts on land use and the local environment. With resources and publications from major building professional groups, the building professions can make positive changes in the way American homes and communities are developed.

Content updated on 10/29/2004

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