Sustainable designs help to build with the environment in mind. This design uses strategies that work to positively impact the environment such as improving energy and water efficiencies.
To achieve this sustainable design specifications emphasize on environmentally friendly products. The aim is to minimize the negative effect of buildings and construction on the ecosystem.
This specifies the type of materials that should be procured. It often emphasizes alternatives that are known to save more energy, are recyclable and prevent waste. The methods and procedures described are geared towards increasing efficiency in favor of the environment.