Improving Green Building Construction in North America: Guide to Integrated Design and Delivery
• High performance buildings are best suited to be designed through an integrated whole-building design process.
• Integrated teams work together from the very beginning and have the ability to create higher performing and more sustainable buildings through making integral decisions early in the process when they are most important.
Green building practices can save energy and money, and improve the quality of the human habitat across North America. They can also contribute to water conservation and the efficient use of raw materials, and enhance ecosystem health. This guide can help you understand the key elements of the integrated design and delivery of green buildings.
CEC. (2015). Improving Green Building Construction in North America: Guide to Integrated
Design and Delivery. Montreal, Canada: Commission for Environmental Cooperation.