Green construction, referring to both structure and the utilisation of environmentally sustainable and resource-efficient processes, no longer bears the stigma of companies run by starry-eyed idealists or business hippies. Although not a novel idea – green construction dates back as far as the Anasazi Native American tribes – our modern conception of the green building took off in the 1970s in reaction to substantial shortages in and spikes in the price of petroleum.
Green construction, referring to both structure and the utilisation of environmentally sustainable and resource-efficient processes, no longer bears the stigma of companies run by starry-eyed idealists or business hippies. Although not a novel idea – green construction dates back as far as the Anasazi Native American tribes – our modern conception of the green building took off in the 1970s in reaction to substantial shortages in and spikes in the price of petroleum.