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By: Kevin Ahern on July 3rd, 2014

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What is Sustainability? [In Under 200 Words]

Commercial | Sustainability

Sustainability is about protecting natural resources and ensuring that nature and humanity work in harmony.

Sustainable practices involve controlling the consumption of natural resources and protecting these resources for future generations. The original concerns of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) involved reducing pollution. The focus has since expanded to preventing pollution, controlling waste, and conserving natural resources. Commercial construction projects, large or small, have long term environmental, economic, and social consequences. From the national to the state and even county level the incorporation of sustainable practices is a hot topic.

New Haven, Connecticut has a website dedicated to improving energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy for residents, businesses, and municipal projects. The city is one of the region’s leaders in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) approved building projects. Homes and businesses can purchase clean energy through the CT Clean Energy Options site.

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To learn more about Sustainability and green building, download your free copy of our guide, "Sustainability and Green Building in Commercial Construction" by clicking the banner below. To get started on your next commercial or residential construction project right away, request a free consultation with a member of the Litchfield Builders team here.

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