6 ways to Green Your Building
When renovating or building new, consider your office’s resource consumption, energy and water efficiency, and waste production.
Conducting a thorough energy audit of your building is the best way to know how your systems are performing. Whether your building is an office building or an industrial space, identifying areas that may not be operating as efficiently as they could will help you to take corrective measures and start seeing a payback.
If you rent space, try to move your building's owners toward a sustainable waste management. If you own the building, get your tenants on board with a comprehensive recycling program.
Break the dirty energy habit by installing a renewable energy system at your office. Whether it’s wind, solar, geothermal, or micro hydro, the possibilities are many and savings await.
Look into LEED, ENERGY STAR, and other green building certification systems to achieve eco-bragging rights. You’ll save a ton of energy, water, and money, too.
Cool roofs reflect the sun and have high emissivity, thereby reducing the heat transferred into the building. This helps cut energy costs and improve occupant comfort.
This will reduce heating and cooling costs, reduce stormwater runnoff, and combat the urban heat island effect.