On average, 30% of the energy used in commercial buildings is wasted due to inefficiencies, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Some buildings can stop you in your tracks. Here is just a sample of unique building façade designs that have us floored by their creativity.
While massive overhauls and adaptive reuse projects are often the most newsworthy, restoration measures and energy retrofits can go a long way for existing buildings.
In efforts to ramp up efficiency, reduce waste, and address skilled labor shortages, industrialized construction may be the answer. This approach shifts on-site work away from the jobsite where building components are produced in a factory off-site and shipped to the jobsite.
Construction materials shortages and pricing fluctuations as a result of the pandemic are a continuing challenge for the industry. As supply chains are impacted, shortages are expected well into the year.