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Going green? Start by slaying the paper trail!

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I have been going through the LEED process and have noticed what I think is a missing piece in the process. They discuss sustainability, lower energy usage, lower water consumption, material recycle, and lower material waste. But, what I find interesting is there is little to no mention of the huge paper trail that is associated with each project. Take a look at the design submittal process, or the construction documentation, or even the facilities life cycle, reams of paper are used here and it seems to be overlooked! I believe that to be a truly “Green” structure, it starts with design through facilities, to the grave to rebirth. Acrobat 8 Professional and Acrobat 3D with PDF and metadata can help slay the “Forrest” of paper that is used during these processes

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