Material efficiency

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Building construction can be a materially consumptive endeavor.

Material efficiency is a description or metric which expresses the degree in which usage of raw materials, construction projects or physical processes are used or carried out in a manner which consumes, incorporates, or wastes less of a given material compared to previous measures.[1] Making a usable item out of thinner stock than a prior version increases the material efficiency of the manufacturing process.

The term Material efficiency can also signify the degree in which a material can handle a particular load, strain or weight upon it.

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  1. ^ Material Efficiency from Akzonobel. Retrieved April 2009.