Sustainable housing makes efficient use of resources such as energy, water, and materials. Sustainable housing can reduce a building's impact on human health and the environment through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal.
Sustainable houses should be designed and operated to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:
- Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources,
- Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity,
- Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation.
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