The green movement and energy efficiency are impacting all industries, including construction.
We’ve compiled some information to keep you up-to-date on the latest sustainability trends in the industry and help you stay in front of any potential business impacts. Here’s what you should know:
How to Choose Sustainable Building Materials
The practice of sustainable building aims to preserve resources over long periods of time while being environmentally friendly. Three factors to consider when choosing sustainable materials are energy efficiency, environmentally friendly manufacturing and durability.
Sustainable Building Is Here to Stay
There’s no question sustainable building initiatives are on their way to becoming the norm. California recently passed a law mandating solar panels on many single-family homes, and cities like Philadelphia and St. Louis are adopting the more energy-efficient 2018 International Building Code.
In fact, a study from the United States Green Building Council found that the sustainable building sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the U.S. and will continue to rise.
Plenty of national trends are driving the demand for sustainability in the industry:
Starting Small Is Better Than Not at All
A homeowner or property owner may not have the budget to solely use sustainable and energy-efficient building materials. Choosing one area of the building or home to incorporate sustainable materials will still make a difference. ABC Supply associates find that windows and roofing materials are often the most popular areas where owners invest in energy-efficient products.
From steep- and low-slope roofing materials to roofing insulation to windows and siding, ABC Supply partners with a variety of sustainable brands across multiple exterior building product segments, including:
You can start small and make a big difference by weaving sustainable products into current and future projects.
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