Not building green? Some people buy into the misconception that high-performance buildings cost more money to construct. Others misunderstand the disconnect between capital costs and operating costs. However, by understanding “value,” and making smart judgments, the cost difference between conventional buildings and green buildings can be nominal; even cost next to nothing to implement.
Lately, it seems like everyone is ready to “go green.” But what does going green really entail? How are builders making the most of the latest green initiatives to preserve our earth’s natural resources and provide cost- and environmentally-efficient materials and components in design and construction?
Green building isn’t a passing fad. In fact, green building is a megatrend that’s quickly becoming a mainstay of building construction and design globally. With that said, why exactly are so many builders and owners looking to incorporate green design ideas and measures into your buildings and facilities?
Today, it seems that everyone is talking about “going green” when it comes to home construction, but not everyone knows what it means to be truly eco-friendly. Often seen as a costly, complicated home building solution, the current advantages of green building design are at an all-time high.