Sustainability: Time for a Reset?

After 50+ years of trial and error, how close are we to ensuring our buildings are adequately protecting the environment? Our industry is on the cusp of a new era in which sustainable design and building functionality have become indelibly intertwined for the health and welfare of our planet and its inhabitants. This informative paper discusses the common pitfalls that have limited the effectiveness of “green” building initiatives in the past, and looks to the future with a more holistic definition of sustainability that includes measurement of short- and long-term benefits through Life Cycle Assessment. Read more