green architecture


green architecture
green architecture UK US noun [U] ENVIRONMENT, PROPERTY
the activity of designing buildings in a way that protects the natural environment, for example by using green energy (= energy produced by wind, water, or the sun): »

Supporters of green architecture argue that it has many business benefits.

buildings that are designed in a way that protects the natural environment: »

The new museum shows that green architecture can also be beautiful to look at.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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