What is solar energy in relation to green buildings?

Solar energy is clean and pollution-free renewable energy. Passive solar design is a unique form of solar energy for our homes and buildings. It is the only one capable of generating zero additional initial costs, requires no maintenance and lasts as long as the house or building. It increases resilience to power outages and disasters.

The environmental benefits of green building are obvious, but there are other compelling reasons to implement green building practices that may not immediately occur to us. A Green Building Advisor article for designers, builders and homeowners looking to implement a passive solar design in a cost-effective way. The top 3 priorities of green building: heating and cooling at WNC: cost-effective water conservation.

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