The demand for green buildings has risen sharply in recent years. One study of 7,100 buildings found that 90% were improving energy efficiency by at least 10%.
The most obvious benefit of green buildings is that they help the environment. But there are other benefits as well that get less publicity.
Green design is an architectural movement that has gained a lot of momentum in recent years. It has been growing steadily since the turn of the century.
The main focus is still largely on the environmental, which includes making structures as energy and water efficient as possible. However, there has been a new branch of the green building movement that has gained traction as of late. This new sustainability trend is known as the healthy building movement. It takes a holistic design approach that considers the construction of a building and its inhabitants as deeply intertwined.