Design buildings to allow maximum daylight, or coloring roofs in lighter shades are some of the best strategies to build an Eco-friendly building.
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I agree. And just generally, I think passive eco-friendly design is the best place to start. Design it intelligently to begin with, then you can add fancy technologies to supplement, as needed.
I would say it's not just what the building does in terms of energy efficiency, but the manufacturing processes that are used. You can have a building that is very energy efficient, but if the building process doesn't use resources efficiently, then you haven't gained much.