Traditional construction practices are focused on immediate goals, with a strong concern for short & mid term economic criteria. Sustainable building is, on the other hand, concerned with emphasizing long term benefits such as quality, efficiency and safety.
At each stage of the life cycle of the building, sustainable building & maintenance solutions increase comfort and quality of life, while decreasing negative environmental impacts and increasing the economic sustainability of the project. The major action areas of sustainable practices are:
- Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
- Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity
- Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation