02 May '11, 11am

Op-Ed: Eco-Conscious Construction

Op-Ed: Eco-Conscious Construction

As we all know, the housing market continues to be one of the primary sectors lagging in our economy, behind jobs and manufacturing. But still Americans continue to demolish, remodel or build homes. Whether it’s refreshing old kitchen countertops, adding a sunroom to the back of the house or building a new home for a growing family, there’s always room for change when it comes to our living space. But as many families focus on providing a safe and healthy home environment, so too should they focus on promoting a healthy global environment. According to the Waste Market Overview & Outlook annual report, the U.S. generated 143.5 million tons of building-related construction and demolition (C&D) debris in 2008, a substantial portion of our nation’s waste stream. With this in mind, waste operators along with construction experts are working together to find ways to lower these...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/05/02/eco-friendly-construc...

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