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GREEN BUILDING

About Green Building

Green building incorporates design, construction and operational practices that significantly reduce or eliminate the negative impact of development on the environment and people. Green buildings are energy efficient, resource efficient and environmentally responsible.

The green building movement addresses what are becoming the major issues of our time: excess energy consumption and the related CO2 emissions from burning carbon fuels; the pollution of air, water and land; the depletion of natural resources; and the disposal of waste.

Benefits

Green buildings have lower operating costs, are more efficient, future-proof, provide a higher rate of return and have been shown to promote wellness, healing and productivity.

• Lower operating costs

• Higher returns on assets

• Increased property values

• Enhanced marketability

• Reduced liability and risk

• Retaining government and other major tenants

• Responsible investing

• Increased productivity

• Attracting and retaining talent

• Minimising churn

• Combat climate change

 

In practice

Green building measures include:

• Careful building design to reduce heat loads, maximising natural light and promoting the circulation of fresh air

• Energy-efficient air conditioning and lighting

• Using environmentally friendly, non-toxic materials

• Reducing waste and using recycled materials

• Water-efficient plumbing fittings and water harvesting

• Using renewable energy sources

• Sensitivity to the impact of the development on the environment

 

A wealth of local and international research makes the unarguable case for green building: not only do they contribute to environmental sustainability, health and productivity, green buildings are cost-efficient to operate.

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