This article goes into detail about what it means to be sustainable. For private and public sectors, this definition may be totally different. However, “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines sustainable construction as “the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance.” Given this definition, there are many benefits to promoting sustainability within the construction industry. These benefits include protecting the environment, increasing productivity, and more efficient materials.

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