Choosing what materials a structure is built with, what goes inside it and where the materials come from is the first step in designing and building sustainably. The highest priorities are minimizing both the resources used and the structure’s ecological impact.
|Poster from Exhibit Case: Renovated Searle Chemistry Laboratory and countertops made from recycled glass at 6045 South Kenwood, photo by Cheryl Rusnak. A bamboo plant from:Seethalakshmi, K.K. and M.S. Muktesh Kumar, Bamboos of India (Kerala, India: Kerala Forest Research Institute), 187 Crerar:QK495.G74S497 1998|