Defining sustainability in construction varies from place to place. It’s constantly evolving to include different approaches and priorities. In general, the Environmental Protection Agency defines sustainable construction as “the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction.”Sustainability is one of the key components of green building, which strives to reduce the environmental impact that construction has on the Earth. Sustainability is an ongoing process that starts with design and ends with the destruction of the building. Maintaining a building that is designed to be sustainable will increase the life of the building, making it usable for years to come.
Green building is on the rise and builders, developers, investors, brokers and architects are learning the ins and outs of the process. Green building encompasses several things and can be applied to..