sustainability

Incorporating Sustainability into Your Construction Designs Through Green Roofs

A green roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems. Green roofs are unique because they provide insulation, absorb rainwater, moderate temperatures, and …

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Green Buildings – Incorporating Sustainability in Construction

A green building is a high-performance property that considers and reduces its impact on the environment and human health. A green building is designed to use less energy and water to reduce the life-cycle environmental impacts. This can be achieved through better design, material selection, construction, operation, maintenance, and possible reuse. Green buildings are part …

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