Sustainable Practices in Materials Selection

In 2000, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating systems. These rating systems are internationally recognized and “provide building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions” (U.S. Green Building Council, 2011).

For this week’s Application Assignment, read the journal article “Greening Project Management Practices for Sustainable Construction,” by Robichaud and Anantatmula. Summarize this journal article in 400–500 words. What is the role of LEED and sustainable practices in materials selection?
Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Harvard System of Referencing guide to ensure your in-text citations and reference list are correct.

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