Just a few years ago, green, or sustainable, building projects
were viewed either as expensive curiosities or diversions of
But now, the economics of building green are better: New
products have emerged; consumer demand has grown; and construction
practices have improved.
In addition, political, economic and social climates are forging
a new dynamic in which sustainable development is becoming
mandatory in some parts of the world and increasingly will be in
Although the array of new materials and practices available
offers tremendous benefits to building owners and customers, the
sustainable building landscape is rife with...
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