Sustainability as a Best Practice
Sustainability is not just a marketing buzzword anymore. In fact, one could say that it has become an important-and some would even argue necessary-factor for many designers and architects when considering any new project today.
"It's hard to overstate the significance of architects and designers focusing on sustainability," says Brendan Owens, VP of LEED Technical Development, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which originally set the standards for LEED certification. "One thing we know about building performance - from an energy and human perspective - is that orientation is everything, and that's almost entirely in their control." Read Article