Environmentally conscious construction sites have earned praise over the years as the world’s priorities have shifted to address growing climate concerns.
The World Green Building Council (GBC) estimates the building and construction sector is globally responsible for 50% of the world’s resource consumption, 36% of energy consumption and 38% of energy-related carbon emissions. Keeping this in mind, any time a building or facility can feature sustainable design, it’s a win for the planet.
Expectations are changing, however. What was once seen as the “cherry on top” of a construction project is quickly becoming standard practice.
A prime example of this is the evolution of the use of low-impact development (LID).Continue Reading “Low-Impact Development: From Eco-friendly Trend to Industry Standard”