As new technologies and methodologies help us to improve our sustainable and environmentally friendly buildings, we should not forget that how we manage the process of developing, designing. Constructing, maintaining, updating and ultimately decommissioning these buildings are equally important. Managing this process with strong environmental stewardship through the support of integrated management systems will ensure that we actually have the capacity to produce more of these sustainable buildings. The efficiency and effectiveness of how we manage the entire lifecycle process will have a larger impact on society and without such a well-managed process or highly effective management standards, we continually reinvent the wheel and miss out on the unique assistance the processes and standards provide.
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