What does Specified Responsibly mean?

A sustainable building is the outcome of responsible material specification, which aligns the efficient use of resources with over-arching aims to reduce a building’s impact on the environment during its lifecycle.*

Responsible specification also means the avoidance of materials that may have been produced through unethical practices, or otherwise pose a threat to human health and well-being.

* Srinivas, Hari, “What is a green or sustainable building?”. GDRC. https://www.gdrc.org/uem/green-const/1-whatis.html (accessed 7 December 2021)

Through responsible material selection, specifiers can minimize environmental impacts by reducing reliance on natural resources, using reclaimed & recyclable materials, avoiding materials with high embodied emissions, or by simply creating less waste.


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