A Growing Global Trend
How to build green today and what to expect tomorrow
Buildings and the process of constructing them accounts for over 30% of total global energy use. This isn’t necessarily a black mark on construction, though - in fact, it highlights a great opportunity for the industry to make positive changes. It’s an opportunity that many in the construction industry have noted and are acting on. Green building is no longer just a trend; it is a revolution that is here to stay. Construction firms that ignore this are at risk of getting left behind.
Green construction refers to optimizing the building process to minimize negative impacts on the environment and its inhabitants while maximizing the positive aspects of the finished structure. This doesn’t end when construction wraps up. Proper planning and design can help a structure qualify as green while it’s in use and even during the eventual demolition of the structure.