Throughout all of his professional endeavors, Christopher Milam has held high importance on protecting the environment while improving and strengthening communities and infrastructure, emphasizing the use of eco-friendly building and planning practices in all his work.
In today’s society, we are constantly trying to enhance our professional and personal lives and the world that surrounds us. Over the past few decades, technology has been developing exponentially as we enter into what many are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
With these great improvements and advancements in technology however, it is more important than ever to focus on green and eco-friendly methods of producing this technology, to preserve essential resources and maintain a sustainable natural environment.
Christopher Milam has taken on this challenge in his work and career as President of IDM and beyond.
Eco-Friendly building and planning is a process that takes place throughout a building or structure’s entire life-cycle, from the initial planning stages, through the design and construction phases, all the way through daily operation, maintenance, and eventual renovation and demolition.
The common objective of this type of designing and planning of green buildings is to reduce the overall impact the building has on the surrounding environment and on human health. With this in mind, Christopher Milam has maintained a focus on:
- Using water, energy, and other resources efficiently
- Reducing pollution, waste, and other environmental degradation
- Increasing demand for sustainable design
- Ensuring social and economic benefits and improvements while reducing the negative impact on human beings and the environment.
The importance of eco-friendly building and planning has continued to rise as the need for increased construction has grown steadily throughout the United States and all across the globe. As the world continues to become faster and more technologically advanced, high-quality design and eco-friendly practices will be necessary for health and sustainability. These innovative concepts and solutions are an investment towards the future health and success of our children and generations to come as well as the entire planet as a whole.