Environmental architectural impact

Environmental architectural impact

An effect that is holistic, far-reaching and long-lasting. It includes the all resources expended to construct a building, such as technology, materials, energy, water, and all aspects of transportation. It also includes the waste from construction, the resources of the occupants over the lifetime of the building, and the waste from the demolition or recycling of the structure.
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