Most organizations and associations have now recognized that implementing sustainable practices leads to measurable improvements to the environment. Implementing new practices, however, costs money. The Association of General Contractors (AGC) recently released a plan called “Building a Green Future,” which identifies measures that public officials, developers, and the construction community must take to lessen the impact of construction on the natural environment. The plan offers a comprehensive look at the building, transportation, water, and energy sectors, as well as overall construction processes and suggests measures that can be implemented to improve green features.
The full report can be downloaded as a PDF from the AGC website at