Words: The foundation of literacy.
Thus, as we seek to transform the building industry, and change mindset, we must ensure every person can speak the language of ‘sustainability’; a word which in itself is illuminating, but unfortunately too often used in a deceiving manner.
Example: SUSTAINABILITY happens when people’s activities meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. A general term defining a closed loop manufacturing process that enables product to be regenerated and reused again and again, by incorporating things such as renewable resources for raw material, renewable energy sources, and waste reduction and elimination.
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