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6 ways to Green Your Building

When renovating or building new, consider your office’s resource consumption, energy and water efficiency, and waste production.

  1. Conduct a business energy audit

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    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.

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  2. Start a building-wide recycling program

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    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.

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  3. Generate clean energy

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    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.

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  4. Obtain a green building certification

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    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.

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  5. Install a cool roof

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    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.

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  6. Plant a green roof

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    This will reduce heating and cooling costs, reduce stormwater runnoff, and combat the urban heat island effect.

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Comments

01/28/2009
2:14pm
EcoSystems

I would like to reach out to those whom are interested in working in a
green environment for a reasonable price. Information is as follows:

Treehouse is a creative, sustainable, and energetic hive for design
professionals. Located at 33 Flatbush Ave, in downtown Brooklyn, the
space aims for dynamic interconnections between product, graphic,
industrial, and web designers. Treehouse provides coworking tables,
office space, a wood shop, a proto-lab (comming up in spring), and
sustainable community events with other organizations in the building.
Our goal is to provide affordable work space for design students,
freelance designers, and small design businesses. Become a member of
Tree house and explore your creativity in an engaging community.

Treehouse was founded in January, 2009 by the sustainable design firm
EcoSystems. EcoSystems is committed to design for a healthy planet.
They create products, systems, and services for a healthy planet.
EcoSystems employs innovative frameworks to engage and educate
communities in collaborative developments. It's fun.

$250+ for individual space
$300+ for woodshop access

For more information, contact us at info@treehouse-nyc.com
or call 718-383-6404.
You can also visit us at our website: http://treehouse-nyc.com.

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