Learn to Be Green Today and Continue Throughout the Year

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US Environmental Protection Agency
US Green Building Council
It's how YOU can make a difference in the future of your family, your city, your planet. And it's a great way to think globally and act locally. Green Building, also known as green construction or sustainable building, is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and deconstruction. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. The common objective is that green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:
Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity
Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation

Contact Beckenhauer Construction and learn how you can "green" your existing building or new project.