Due to climate change, industries, specifically those of construction, have had an ever-increasing demand to function more environmentally consciously. This phenomenon is known as green construction and has developed into an important trend among companies and contractors.
What is Green Construction?
The term green construction, also known as green building or sustainable building, is the practice of creating buildings and using processes that are environmentally conscious and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle from designing, constructing, operating, maintaining, renovating and lastly deconstructing.
Brief History of Green Construction
The origins of green construction can be traced back to the 1960’s. This is the moment when the debates and discussions surrounding the impact of human activities on the environment began. Which led to the premise of sustainable development.
Learn more about Green Construction
In this series of articles, specific approaches that construction companies and workers can take to become greener will be clearly defined. Things such as green certifications (LEED) and resource efficiency as well as what Canada is doing compared to other countries on this issue will be a major point of interest going forward in the series.