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Green Building

Updated December 23, 2009

Buildings account for a total of 39 percent of total energy use, 12 percent of total water consumption, 68 percent of total electricity consumption, and 38 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. In an effort to reduce energy, water, electricity, and carbon dioxide consumption in Cerritos, the Green Cerritos program aims at informing the community of the significance of building green and ways that residents, business owners, and the community can build green.

What is Green Building?

Why Build Green?

How to Build Green

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