What is embedded energy?
Embedded energy refers to the energy that is used in the process of extracting, refining, manufacturing, and transporting your building materials. The lower the embedded energy of your building, the better.

For example, wood reused from a structure (rather than simply disposing of it) has a low embedded energy.

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1. Doesn’t green building just add more costs?
2. I want to start building green, where can I start?
3. If I paint my building green, does that qualify as green building?
4. What are volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and why should I avoid such products?
5. What is an Energy Star?
6. What is the United States Green Building Council?
7. What is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)?
8. What are some other green building certification programs?
9. What’s the rest of the world doing when it comes to green building?
10. What is a net-zero building?
11. What is embedded energy?