“Green Buildings incorporate design, construction and operational practices that significantly reduce or eliminate its negative impact on the environment and its occupants”. It is to reduce the overall environmental impact or ecological footprint of a building or office, during construction and over the life of the building through ‘built-in’ sustainability. Building green is an opportunity to use resources efficiently while creating healthier environments for people to live and work in. Examples of building green include:
These can all be linked to the principles of sustainable development which a green or sustainable building should reflect: environmental protection, economic development and social development.
Reducing your environmental footprint helps you waste less energy, reduce operational expenditure, and invest in your people.
Here are pro-active things you can do: