For years, sustainability has been more than just a buzzword in the construction industry – and with good reason. As stewards of a planet with limited natural resources, it’s in our own interest to build projects that consume less.
The concept of Net-Zero construction has pushed the boundaries of sustainable green building further. This movement saw projects designed and constructed to offset the energy and water operations consumer through a variety of strategies ranging from on-site energy generation to rainwater harvesting.
We are entering the era of the Living Building, the industry’s most rigorous performance standard to date. According to the International Living Future Institute, Living Buildings operate as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature’s architecture.
Skanksa has become a vocal champion of green, sustainable and living building. In a recent interview with Construction Dive, Stacy Smedley, director of sustainability at Skanska USA, shared her experiences with ILFI and how it is a new area worthy of exploration.
Read the full story, with more from Stacy Smedley, here.
And for more on “How a Living Building Comes to Life,” check out our previous blog post here.