Green product selection is a key
component of sustainable design. Green products
can loosely be defined as those that reduce,
recycle and renew – the three R’s of
sustainability. Specifically, sustainable
Reduce the amount of raw materials needed for
the manufacturing process. Lighter and/or smaller
products generally require the use of less energy
for transportation, storage and construction.
Reduce can also refer to decreasing the amount of
material used and/or wasted.
Offer high recycled content and/or
environmentally friendly reuses. The benefits here
are obvious. Products with a high-recycled content
may reduce raw material usage, energy consumption
and landfill waste.
Renew the environment by using materials that
can be regenerated and/or materials offering
environmentally friendly benefits.