40% of the world’s raw materials are used in the construction of buildings.
In 2014, there was over 534 million tons of construction material waste in the United States.
Look for these certifications when buying building materials.
FSC Certified ensures that lumber products come from responsibly managed forests.
Cradle to Cradle Certification assigns an achievement level to a product by looking at five categories – material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.
Reuse materials from other construction sites or buildings that have closed
Purchase products made from recycled or rapidly renewable materials
Check out our Sustainable Durable Goods & Building Standards to learn more
Encourage your favorite restaurant to become a Certified Green Restaurant®