What is Green Building?

Green building is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings and their sites use energy, water,

and materials. This reduces building impacts on human health and the environment over the entire life cycle of the building. Green building concepts extend beyond the walls of buildings and can include site, community and land use planning issues as well. Green building, or sustainable design is important because the growth and development of our communities has a large impact on our natural environment. 

 

 

 

 

How have we incorporated Green Building?

We have utilized and installed:

  • Solar Photovoltaic Panels

  • FSC certified wood and recycled rubber 

  • Low VOC paint

  • Energy Star appliances and lighting

  • Recycled paper products

  • Low flow shower heads

  • Sustainably harvested rain forest extract locker room supplies

 

 

Benefits of Green Building?

 

Environmental Benefits

  • Enhance and protect biodiversity & ecosystems

  • Improve air and water quality

  • Reduce waste streams

  • Conserve and restore natural resources

 

Economic Benefits

  • Reduce operating costs

  • Improve occupant productivity

  • Enhance asset value and profits

  • Optimize life-cycle economic performance

 

Social Benefits

  • Enhance occupant health and comfort

  • Improve indoor air quality

  • Minimize strain on local utility infrastructure

  • Improve overall quality of life

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