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Top Green Trends in Building Design

Sustainable construction is increasingly popular as consumers and companies prioritize minimizing the environmental impacts of their buildings. More than simply adding energy-efficient appliances as an afterthought, green design now starts at the very beginning during the architectural planning phase.  

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