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Building Green

Updated: Jul 19, 2020


Environmental


Over and over again we are seeing the positive impact from building green. Leed certified buildings are implementing change all across the nation.


“LEED-certified buildings have 34 percent lower CO2 emissions, consume 25 percent less energy and 11 percent less water, and have diverted more than 80 million tons of waste from landfills”. Leed certified buildings are drastically helping the environment.


Personal

If you choose to build green you can save money too. Your green home could cut your utility bills. All you have to do is make the environmentally friendly selections during construction. With efficient plumbing fixtures your water bill will be significantly reduced. Toilets, dishwasher, shower heads, and the washer can all be energy efficient limiting the water we waste each day.


“Buildings use about 14 percent of all potable water (15 trillion gallons per year), but water-efficiency efforts in green buildings are expected to reduce water use by 15 percent and save more than 10 percent in operating costs” (USGBC).

National

Making the choice to build green helps many Americans too. This whole new sector is growing at such a rapid pace. It is currently outpacing the overall construction growth sector and this will continue to rise as green building becomes more popular.

“By 2018, green construction will directly contribute 1.1 million jobs and $75.6 billion in wages by 2018 in the United States” (USGBC). Green building is creating new jobs which can support families and help stabilize the economy.

Leed certified buildings are paving the way to a healthier environment. Every building has the power to give back to the world we live in. The investment for a greener building will save you money down the road.

Environmental

Over and over again we are seeing the positive impact from building green. Leed certified buildings are implementing change all across the nation.

“LEED-certified buildings have 34 percent lower CO2 emissions, consume 25 percent less energy and 11 percent less water, and have diverted more than 80 million tons of waste from landfills”. Leed certified buildings are drastically helping the environment.


https://www.pdxmonthly.com/home-and-real-estate/2015/10/5-eco-friendly-home-tips

https://www.usgbc.org/articles/green-building-facts


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