While we all want to save the world by being as green as possible, we can also save money and ensure that our investment is sound if we own environmentally friendly buildings.
The astounding fact is that buildings account for around 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions and life-cycle analysis shows that 80-90% of these emissions are generated during a building's operations. Building owners are now beginning to realize the cost and operational benefits of "Going Green." Among the advantages are enhanced brand reputation from occupying a green building, lower operating costs from reduced energy and water consumption, and improved productivity and reduced absenteeism from higher quality indoor environment. More and more municipalities and other government agencies are providing incentives and paybacks that can help off-set infrastructure investment.