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What is green building? Simply put, it’s the environmentally-conscious construction (and operation) of buildings.

For many good reasons, construction using green technology is becoming more common. Several of these reasons are outlined in a recent article from Smart Cities Dive. But before we get to those, let’s first understand what types of sustainable building practices are considered to be eco-friendly. 

Green building practices

Whether you’re building something new or retrofitting an existing structure, there are many ways to implement green building practices, even as you’re determining how to reduce operating costs. Minimizing (or eliminating) the negative impact a proposed (or existing) building has on the environment and surrounding community is the common goal of these green building approaches. So, which should you choose? Some experts suggest: All of them.

From the article:

“Instead of focusing on a single top-notch system, try to incorporate as many eco-friendly improvements as you can.” 

Green Building Benefits

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The environmental benefits of eco-friendly construction are obvious, but there are other compelling reasons to implement green building practices that might not immediately come to mind. 

 Examples include:
  • Healthier and happier workers—employees that work in green buildings report fewer headaches, as well as improvements in asthma and allergy symptoms.
  • Reduced energy costs.
  • The ability to attract and retain top talent.
  • Greater likelihood a green building will sell for more money than a standard building.
  • Additional business opportunities that come from appealing to an ever-growing pool of eco-conscious consumers.

Some of the more common green building practices include:

  • Using sustainable building materials such as recycled glass and steel, as well as renewable materials such as bamboo and rubber.
  • Installing energy-efficient windows and doors.
  • Using lower-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints and stains.
  • Constructing green roof systems (aka “plants on your roof”) that offer many benefits, including onsite gardens, rainwater management and protection from the effects of harmful UV light.
  • Adding water harvesting and purification systems that both manage and make the most use of rainfall.
  • Installing commercial solar panel carportsto provide covered parking and integrated charging stations for electric vehicles.
  • Maximizing natural light, which can not only save on lighting requirements (and subsequently energy costs), but can also help keep buildings warm in colder months.
  • Using renewable energy for business—for example, installing a commercial solar panel systemor a commercial energy storage system.

Ask us about more ways to make your existing home green!

Our Promise to You!

1. Dedicated Team

No matter what size your project is, we will provide you with your own dedicated dream team. From day one you will have one contact person to help answer all your questions and streamline the renovation process to make it as stress free and efficient as possible. Our expert consultant will capture your thoughts and goals on paper and make suggestions with different price points to achieve just that! Because we provide a fixed price, you’ll never have to worry about surprise costs

2. Thought-out Design Plan

Once an accurate picture has been painted, our consultant will put you in touch with your dedicated design expert. Whether you know what you’re after or you’re just exploring options, our design expert will guide you through some of the timeless classics, and hottest trends, ensuring you know all the choices available and latest innovations in the market!

3. Experienced Project Management

After feeling confident in your choices, your dedicated project manager and expert in construction will ensure your project is complete within your desired time frame. On budget, on time, and on your terms!