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A Complete Guide to Understanding Green Building Rating Systems

April 24, 2024


Studies have shown that the built environment is responsible for 40% of the world’s total carbon emissions, while the construction and demolition industry as a whole generates approximately 30% of the globe’s waste and accounts for over one-third of global resource extraction.

The only way to reduce these figures is by radically rethinking the way in which we plan, design, build, and use the built environment—and green building rating systems can help provide a guiding framework to do just that.

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