Using environmentally or eco-friendly products reduce the impact of construction on the environment. Materials like engineered wood products are encouraged because they efficiently make use of waste wood pieces, reducing environmental impacts of the wood industry. Recycled-content products productively use materials that would otherwise need to be hauled to landfills, and reduce costs and impacts of producing products from virgin materials.
Green, high quality building materials are now widely available, minimizing or eliminating indoor air quality issues, avoiding toxic substances, and reducing waste. Recycled content and pre-manufactured goods reduce the use of materials, reduce costs, and frequently perform better than conventional alternatives.
By using a waste management strategy, you can recycle more than 70 percent of some waste materials on the construction site.