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  • Sustainability

  • Sustainable construction- Green construction 

    Sustainable construction, also known as green construction, is concerned with the economic, social, and environmental impact of creating a usable structure. In other words, it requires designers and contractors to use building practices that will not cause long-term damage to the environment. Sustainable buildings are designed to be energy efficient, to be healthy for the people who live or work in them, and to reduce pollution and waste. Overall, this type of construction is based upon the triple bottom line (TBL) tenets of "people, planet, and profit."

    Buildings use a large amount of energy: according to the US Department of Energy, about 18% of all energy used in the US is consumed by commercial buildings. The European Commission estimates that 35% of all of Europe's greenhouse emissions come from buildings. They occupy a lot of space and take up a lot of resources, both during construction and once they are in use. The ultimate goal of sustainable construction is to minimize a building's impact on the environment by carefully considering how it is designed, how it is built, how it is used and maintained, and — eventually — how it will be demolished once its useful life has ended.

    HSCC is very mindful of the impact to the environment that our industry creates and so we work closely with the customers and design teams to provide for the most resourceful solutions feasible.