Green technology, also known as sustainable technology, is a type of technology that is environmentally friendly based on its production process or its supply chain. It takes into account the long- and short-term impact something has on the environment. Products, systems or equipments based on green technology should have the following features or characteristics:
1. Reduce or minimize degradation of natural environment around us.
2. Have zero or minimum emission of green house gases.
3. Reduce energy and water consumption, and waste generation.
4. Improve business efficiency by lowering costs while improving the product design and creating new jobs.
There are 12 principles of green engineering behind this technology . Green technology helps reduce our carbon footprint and improves our quality of life by promoting sustainable development .