Green Building & Infrastructure
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Subject Headings for Finding Books
The Library of Congress (LC) subject heading for "green buildings" is "Sustainable buildings." If you do a SUBJECT BEGINS WITH search in the Five Colleges catalog, you will find, among others, subject headings like
Sustainable buildings--Case studies
Sustainable buildings--Design and construction
Sustainable buildings--Government policy--United States
You will also find allied subject headings such as: Sustainable construction, Sustainable architecture, Sustainable design, etc. There is also a host of subject headings like Architecture--Environmental aspects, Solar buildings, Ecological houses, Building materials--Environmental aspects, House construction--Environmental aspects, etc.
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