The idea of sustainability and utilizing the earth in ways that are beneficial for both parties (the earth itself as well as all of us who live on it), acting on the idea of sustainability is not as common. Changing how we make our buildings as well as renovating our previous buildings will make a big difference. Sustainability starts at changing what has already been made so that it doesn’t continue to harm the environment while people just continue progression. There are many examples provided in this document of places that are great examples of renovation as well as examples of new modern designs and buildings that benefit the environment. Desginers are forced by lawmakers sometimes to reach a new standard as well when it comes to sustainability.