Sustainable Residential Design: Maximizing the Benefits of Plants

Plants are central to a functioning global ecosystem, as they oxygenate the atmosphere and reduce atmospheric pollutants. In fact, reforestation, in both developed and developing countries, is a primary strategy for mitigating the effects of man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Of course, plants are not only key to the global ecosystem, but also crucial to human health. Through “integrated site …