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Basic Introduction

Building Science: Green Building & Sustainability
Building Science.com Dr John Straube & Dr Joe Lstiburek digest reviews the challenge of sustainability, discusses methods of assessing green buildings, and recommends a process by which more sustainable buildings can be delivered.

Building Science: Lstiburek Presentation On Green Building
Building Science Seminars offers this online slide show of Dr. Joseph Lstiburek presentation on green building at the 2008 EEBA Excellence in Building Conference. (PDF)

CaGBC: Introduction To Green Building & Sustainable Design
Canada Green Building Council online video describes key concepts and terminology of green buildings.

GBA: Podcast On Why We Should Care About Green Building
Green Building Advisor article and Podcast by Dr. John Straube puts building energy and resource demands into perspective and contemplates why we have let them get to the state they are in.

Light House: What Is A Carbon Neutral Building?
Light House paper What is a Carbon Neutral Building? discusses some of the key international definitions of carbon neutrality worldwide and what you should consider when referring to carbon neutral buildings. (PDF)

The Tyee: Green Building In BC From The Ground Up
Tyee Solutions Society 19-part series of articles, Green From the Ground Up, covers past, present and future of green building in Canada and sustainable building solutions in BC and beyond. (PDF)
Terminology

ASTM: Standard Terminology For Sustainability Relative To Building Performance
ASTM International E2114-06a, Standard Terminology for Sustainability Relative to the Performance of Buildings, contains terms and definitions pertaining to sustainable development; and, in particular to sustainability relative to the performance of buildings.

ForResidentialPros: Discerning The Difference Between Green & Sustainable
ForResidentialPros article explains that a product may be green, but it is only sustainable if the company that makes and provides it has a sustainable operations plan.

GBA: Glossary Of Green Building Terms
Green Building Advisor offers an extensive glossary of green building terms with their descriptions. Some have links to more information.

GBA: Green Building Acronyms & Initials
Green Building Advisor lists 153 green building acronyms and initials that will help you decipher all those industry abbreviations.
Examples

AIA: 2014 COTE Top Ten Green Projects
American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top ten 2014 examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment.

AIA: 2015 COTE Top Ten Green Projects
American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment.

AIA: 2016 COTE Top Ten Green Projects
American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top ten 2016 examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment.

CaGBC: Canadian Green Building Case Studies
Canadian Green Building Council case studies describe some projects that are leading the way in terms of innovation, design, performance and energy efficiency.

REMI Network: 12 Greenest Buildings In Canada
REMI Network says British Columbia is home to six of the 12 greenest buildings in Canada according to the 2016 Green Buildings Review by Corporate Knights. The review identifies the top 12 greenest buildings in Canada.
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