The Benson home in Lansing, NY

The Benson home in Lansing, NY

Green Building

Welcome! The goal of the Green Building Program is to promote the use of green building materials and methods in Tompkins County, because we know that green building is a healthier, more sustainable way to build. Through educational programs and community events and as a community resource, we strive to increase awareness of green and sustainable building methods and materials so you can make the best possible choices--for you, your community, and the planet. 

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What Is Green Building?

Green building means many different things to different people. Consider these definitions and characteristics of what makes a building "green".

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Green Building Terms

Visit our "Glossary of Terms" page to learn about some of the most common and important green materials and methods in use today.

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Last updated September 28, 2015