Let’s face it, the world’s natural resources are beginning to run out and our atmosphere and air quality have been impacted in such a way that global warming has become a global concern and has left us questioning the future availability of the earth’s resources.
At 41%, the U.S. building industry accounts for the largest portion of our energy consumption. Building green and sustainable design help create “cleaner” living and working spaces while not impacting the environment as negatively as we have in the past.
More and more, developers, architects, engineering firms and manufacturers are embracing principles of sustainability in project designs. Manufactures have caught the sustainability bug by producing eco-friendly products to feed the growing green building market. Architects and engineers have introduced these products to developers and builders and together they are using more energy efficient and eco-friendly building products and instituting better lighting and air quality designs. In addition, landscape and interior designers are also promoting plans that incorporate sustainable solutions.