This article looks at some of the more promising eco-friendly trends in the construction industry. It includes the use of biomimicry, modular design and prefabrication, green materials and sustainable design processes. "All these developments point to an increasing global awareness of the crucial role that construction plays in helping preserve the environment," writes Mikhail Tuknov. "[C]onstruction may well become a key player in the continuing quest toward an eco-friendly and sustainable industry."

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