The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its annual list of the Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), ranking states in terms of certified square feet per resident.
Steel has long been recognized for its strength, durability, and functionality. More recently, it is being noted for additional advantages in sustainability, particularly its high recycled content and end-of-life recovery rate.
Last month, Arlington County, Virginia, became the first U.S. community to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Communities Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The newly introduced recognition acknowledges the county’s commitment to building a sustainable, environmentally conscious community.
Construction operations are highly fragmented and complex in nature. This often leads to high levels of waste, making it difficult to build sustainable projects. This article explores an integrative approach to building green, lean, and safe projects—it proposes incorporation of lean construction strategies into sustainable design and construction to achieve desirable outcomes benefiting society, economy, and environment.