RPBI believes in preserving the environment and building energy efficient and sustainable buildings.  Today’s building codes incorporate measures that move the construction industry in this direction.  While there is more to be done to develop technology that will further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and total energy consumption; RPBI makes every attempt to provide a balance between Green building, code compliance, structure cost, life cycle cost and value for the client.     RPBI

“Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to both a structure and the using of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.  In other words, green building design involves finding the balance between building and the sustainable environment.  This requires close cooperation of the design team, the architects, the engineers, contractor(s) and the client at all project stages.  The Green Building practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort.

Sustainability may be defined as meeting the needs of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

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Although new technologies are constantly being developed to complement current practices in creating greener structures, the common objective of green buildings is to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:

Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources.  Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity.  Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation.”           “Credit Wikipedia”