Many of us are looking for ways to live more sustainably. We want cars that use less fuel, household products that don’t waste resources with needless packaging, and food that hasn’t travelled thousands of miles to reach us. Green building is also a vital component of sustainability—one that can help reduce the environmental impact of your home and contribute to the long-term health of our planet. With manufacturers who are committed to using fewer resources, builders who work to reduce waste, and products that offer durability and improve energy efficiency, it’s easy to keep your construction project in-synch with your sustainability goals.
It’s great that interest is growing in protecting our resources and environment, but what exactly is sustainability, and how can green building practices help us achieve it?
10 Green building predictions for 2012 from Earth Advantage Institute.
Most folks are starting to think green because they're considering responsible ways to preserve the environment for generations to come. Yet, you'll likely be interested to learn that you can also reap some immediate benefits by going green..