Commercial buildings have a big impact on the environment. According to the United States Green Building Counsel, buildings in the United States account for: 39% of total energy use, 68% of total electricity consumption, 30% of landfill waste, 38% of carbon dioxide emissions, and 12% of total water consumption…wow! What can a business do to lessen that impact? One of the things businesses can do is to make their business as “green” as possible. The environmental benefits of green building include: enhance and protect biodiversity and ecosystems, improved air and water quality, reduced waste streams, and they help conserve and restore natural resources. There are economic benefits to a green building too. Those benefits include: reduced operating costs, improved occupant productivity, enhanced asset value and profits, and optimized life-cycle economic performance.
Facility Sourcing Direct respects the environment and sources environmentally responsible products! Contact us today to discuss how we can help you build and sustain green!