Buildings for a Sustainable Climate

BSC Definitions

Sustainable Energy Systems,

Climate Neutral,

or Zero Carbon Footprint

- Able to be maintained for a long life cycle.

- Made from renewable, recyclable, non-toxic sources

The building or community will become an energy producer, not only providing the energy to operate the building but also repaying the embodied energy of construction and maintenance, and a portion of the transportation and food energy.

High Performance

- Optimum comfort and productivity for a long life cycle.

A building, facility or community should be sustainable and a high performer to be considered successful.

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