There are many reasons to go green, but most come back to supply and demand. We have a very limited amount of resources available and higher and higher demand for them. If we would like future generations to enjoy the same standard of living we’ve had, we need to take action now and building green is a great place to start, building construction can consume on average 14% of potable water and an average of 40% of raw materials. Which can easily equate to 15 trillion gallons of water and 3 billion tons of raw materials each year! If that’s not enough to convince you, here are some other reasons to go green:
For The Environment
We all want to make the world a better place? Implementing green practices in your home or office can assist in reducing waste, conserve natural resources, improve the quality of air and water as well as protect ecosystems and biodiversity.
For The Savings
Want to make your money go further? Implementing green systems and using environmentally friendly materials in construction can reduce energy consumption, which in turn reduces your energy costs. They also increase the value of your asset and can have an impact of profit margins and decrease marketing time; making your money go further for longer.
For Your Health
Want to live healthier? Green building isn’t just good for the environment; it’s also good for YOU. Sustainable design and technology enhance a resident’s overall quality of life by improving air and water quality and reducing noise pollution. According to a 2006 study, green office buildings improve productivity and employee satisfaction in the workplace.