Sustainable construction

Here is an article on sustainable construction and how to ensure longevity in our buildings.  The articles highlights the need to choose good materials when contructing the building, but more importantly, proper maintenance of the building is ensured.  This is one area where a lot of improvement can be made in India, as most buildings are left with little or no care pas the first few years.  The article points out that diligent maintenance can double the life time of a building.