Effectiive Ways to Create Energy Efficient Office Buildings
The need to create Energy Efficient Buildings cannot be over emphasized. They help reduce the negative impact of the environment and lifestyle as we work. Recently most companies and offices are opting for a green – energy efficient building deign.
A ‘green’ building is a building that, in its design, construction or operation, reduces or eliminates negative impacts, and can create positive impacts, on our climate and natural environment. Green buildings preserve precious natural resources and improve our quality of life.
Features which can make a building ‘green’ includes
1. Efficient use of energy, water and other resources
2. Use of renewable energy, such as solar energy
3. Pollution and waste reduction measures, and the enabling of re-use and recycling
4. Good indoor environmental air quality
5. Use of materials that are non-toxic, ethical and sustainable
6. Consideration of the environment in design, construction and operations
7. Consideration of the quality of life of occupants in design, construction and operation
8. A design that enables adaptation to a changing environment
9. Any building can be a green building, whether it’s a home, an office, a school, or a hospital. Green buildings contribute to the overall health and wellness of its users.
Its time to Go Green