Did you know that buildings are responsible for 72% of electricity use, 38% of carbon dioxide emissions, and 30% of waste created annually in the United States? The way that we construct, operate and renovate buildings significantly affects our health, environment and bottom line.
By incorporating green building approaches into your next project, you can:
Create a safe and healthy environment inside and out
Increase comfort and productivity
Reduce operating and maintenance costs
Save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Protect natural resources
Reduce pollution and landfill waste
Add beauty and value to your building and surroundings
Explore this website to learn more about green building and find additional resources and tools.