18 different systems incorporate wood in different ways.
Given the growing awareness of the impacts of buildings on the environment, architects and builders are producing more green buildings than ever before – from multi-family and commercial buildings to single-family homes. Many architects and builders are certifying their projects’ sustainability through a green building rating system.
Rating systems are evolving rapidly, but they are still unregulated and non-standardized. With the growing awareness of the impacts of buildings on carbon emissions, resource depletion and eco-system degradation, the implementation of national and international building regulations is accelerating. While the long-term future of rating systems is unknown, they are providing strategic direction to industry today.
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