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Construction Causes Major Pollution. Here’s How We Can Build Better. | HuffPost

Concrete mixing machines line up at the construction site for high-rise buildings on April 10 in Kolkata, India.

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Concrete mixing machines line up at the construction site for high-rise buildings on April 10 in Kolkata, India.

The construction industry — from the mining and smelting of raw materials to dealing with the waste from demolished structures — has a huge environmental footprint that is often overlooked. It produces 11% of global greenhouse gas emissions. That’s a staggeringly high number, four times the emissions of the whole aviation sector.

Source: Construction Causes Major Pollution. Here’s How We Can Build Better. | HuffPost

The healthiest building is the one already standing : TreeHugger

TreeHugger has an outstanding article on the health benefits of buildings that have already off-gassed – in other words, old buildings.

Carl Elefante once said that The greenest building is the one already standing, and it has become a mantra among the heritage community. However a case can be made that The healthiest building is the one already standing as well.

via The healthiest building is the one already standing : TreeHugger.