LEAN, Green and Seen
The AEC industry has a close connection to climate change. The built environment consumes 40 percent of global raw materials. In the United States 136M tons of construction waste and 65.2 percent of electrical power is consumed by buildings each year (according to the U.S. Department of the Interior). As a global industry, in which the U.S. is only one of the consumption leaders, there is a huge need to reduce all types of waste, maximize and sustain all types of resources, and be able to show what we know to deliver products and services in the most effective ways possible. Reengineering how we think, work, share and use knowledge can produce the sustainability changes in industry processes, delivery and products allowing the AEC industry to go “green”.