Sustainable Construction

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Introduction
This paper examines six peer-reviewed articles addressing the concept of sustainable construction. Sustainable construction is the creation and responsible management of a healthy built environment based on resource efficient and ecological principles (Mokhlesian & Holman, 2012). These resource efficient and ecological principles make changes to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the structure. Topics discussed in the articles include, but are not limited to, changes in the business model for green construction, environmental impacts vs. social consideration, obstacles for sustainable construction, and green material successfulness. Based on research findings, sustainable construction has many positive outcomes;
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& Tan, J. S., 2012). Hwang, B.-G. & Tan, J.S. (2012) conducted research in Singapore relating to the obstacles and solutions for sustainable development. Hwang, B.-G. & Tan, J.S. (2012) found that a project management framework for green building construction should be developed to overcome these barriers, possibly promoting adoption of sustainable construction in future projects. Green building legislation is enacted in the United States to promote the adoption of green building construction by providing LEED standards to satisfy (Hwang, B.-G. & Tan, J. S., 2012). Solutions to the obstacles include: government incentives for usage of green products and technologies, public education on green building advantages to drive demand, and high performance green delivery systems, that allow design and construction to be integrated (Hwang, B.-G. & Tan, J. S., 2012). To create the best sustainable structures, the dwellers must be able to accept the …show more content…
& Pasanen, P.’s (2015) research on green and conventional building materials susceptibility to microbial growth, it was found through testing that materials organic in nature support fungal growth due to the ability of fungi to break down sugars and amino acids. The goal of Mensah-Attipoe, J., Reponen, T., Salmela, A., Veijalainen, A.-M. & Pasanen, P.’s (2015) research was to determine whether green building materials were more susceptible to fungal growth than conventional materials. While green materials have low toxicity, minimal chemical emissions, high recyclability, and long durability, they face the same capability of fungal growth as conventional materials (Mensah-Attipoe, J., Reponen, T., Salmela, A., Veijalainen, A.-M. & Pasanen, P., 2015). There are more material testing’s available to further analyze sustainable

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