The construction and operation of homes and commercial buildings contribute significantly to a community's landuse and transportation impacts as well as the energy demand. Efforts known as "green" building and deconstruction are working to minimize these impacts.
This web site is designed to assist in the process of green building and deconstruction activities in Michigan. The site contains links for commercial and residential construction that include environmental permits, brownfield redevelopment, materials management, on-site storm water management and energy efficiency. It is meant to be a one stop shop site to promote green construction in the state. It allows developers to go to a single site to learn more about compliance and green building information and also helps the home owner learn more about the use native plants for rain gardens and conserving water through landscape management.