Sustainability means different things in each industry. In construction, it means building structures from long-lasting and renewable resources, ensuring energy-efficient operation once the structure is standing and practicing good stewardship of the landscape over the building’s lifetime.
Expanding and maintaining humanity’s “built environment” in a conscientious, low-impact and cost-effective way today means future generations will be able to meet their own needs tomorrow. But we need to put sustainability first. Here’s what that looks like in construction and why it’s so important right now.