When designing a wood-framed floor system for residential projects, building to meet the applicable codes is only one step in the design process.
Three trends shaping the green construction industry
Healthy building materials and environmentally friendly construction outcomes are especially relevant to homebuilders
The three major trends in green building today are: a focus on healthy building materials, environmentally friendly construction outcomes, and scalable techniques, according to this column. The first two of these trends have the most relevance for homebuilders. The demand for materials health and transparency is becoming increasingly more prevalent in the industry. The new LEED is becoming more focused on outcomes so that building owners have a better understanding of how to manage their buildings to meet full performance potential.