New direction appeared in the construction industry in the XXI century, which is called the “green” building. The term means the construction of buildings that are environmentally friendly and sustainable, as well as meet the requirements of energy efficiency, technology and comfort of the human environment. Research objective is to review the main characteristics of the buildings which are complying with “green” standards. As part of the goal two problems to be solved: • to review the main criteria of the international "green" standards • to identify strengths and weaknesses of the new national standard. Comparison of the leading international and national “green standards” was presented.