It is categorized into two green building codes

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2016). It is categorized into two green building codes (involuntary) and green rating systems (voluntary). The aim is to ensure buildings leverage design and construction practices aimed at eliminating or limiting negative effects, for example, designing an ideal internal environment that prevents occupants of the house from contracting diseases such as pneumonia. What is the Focus of Green Building System? Green Building system focuses on five main areas siting and structure, design efficiency, energy efficiency, water efficiency, material efficiency, and indoor environment quality enhanced (Ahmad, Thaheem, & Anwar, 2016. Energy efficiency looks at mechanisms to reduce energy
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SUSTAINABILITY 3 consumption, for example, using incandescent light bulbs for lighting. Water efficiency focuses on protecting water quality and reducing water consumption, for example, dual plumbing that recycles water used in flushing toilets. The indoor environment quality enhancement concentrates on ensuring well-being, promoting comfort, and productivity of occupants. Material
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  • Fall '15
  • Dr.Kitiabi
  • Green building, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Green Building Systems, Stages of Sustainability

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