Structural Health Monitoring should be considered a “green” project. Not only can structural health monitoring save money and protect human lives it can save a structures life. By saving a structure’s life you have essentially recycled the structure, recycled the concrete, recycled the steel. By extending the life of the structure you have reduced the carbon foot print on the earth by saving the energy it requires to make new concrete and new steel. You reduced the need for the raw materials to make concrete and steel.