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Material Use

Selecting and locating materials to increase performance

Material selection for buildings and spaces is frequently driven by style and cost. However, with the rise of the green building movement, how materials affect a buildings performance is becoming increasingly more important. Proper material selection can save energy, reduce cost for maintenance and repairs, and increase occupant comfort and satisfaction. When selecting and locating materials in a design, consider how they will perform in terms of thermal, lighting, acoustic, and durability purposes.