Nowadays, the word sustainability is often heard in news programs, on the internet or in corporate emails. It’s a term that’s growing in importance as the environment takes center stage and there’s talk of becoming more sustainable and greener in Canada and around the world. Our small planet is running out of resources and we now face the daunting challenge of how to use the resources we have without causing irreparable damage to our world. One of the easiest ways to become more sustainable, save energy and reduce your carbon footprint is to use high quality, greener air filters in your building.

In this article we focus on environmental sustainability in terms of reducing energy use, waste and labor and how this all relates to sustainable buildings, indoor air quality, wellbeing, air filters and air filtration systems.

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What is the definition of sustainability?

Sustainability is an all-encompassing term that can include labor sustainability, energy sustainability, economic sustainability, health sustainability (including human, social, economic, and environmental considerations), political sustainability, sustainable development, and environmental sustainability.

A growing number of voices, led by NGOs and even the United Nations, are now declaring that all of these elements must be considered together to create a sustainable future for the planet. For example, a country cannot significantly improve its environmental conditions without political sustainability. Furthermore, sustainable development cannot be achieved by ignoring glaring environmental problems and not addressing them in a timely manner.

Sustainability includes health and well-being. It also measures how business decisions positively and negatively affect people.

One of the tenets of sustainability is determining whether something can go on…