Green building is a growing moment to incorporate design, construction and operational practices in order to significantly reduce the negative impact of buildings on the environment and the people who live and work in them.
Green building measures include reducing waste and using recycled materials, energy-efficient lighting, renewable energy sources and efficient building design to maximize natural light, reduce heat and promote natural ventilation.
The immediate advantages of going green
Green buildings are resource efficient, energy efficient and environmentally responsible. They have lower operating costs and have been shown to have a beneficial effect on the health and productivity of the people residing in them:
• Lower operating costs: Research shows Green Star SA buildings enjoy energy savings of between 25% and 50% compared to other buildings. • Higher property values: With electricity and water costs escalating daily, green building techniques including insulation, energy monitoring, LED lighting, double glazing and solar energy all contribute towards raising the value of your home or office. • Reduced risk: Green buildings are designed to protect owners against increasing utility costs and potential electricity and water supply problems. • Increased well-being and productivity: Green building focuses on improving ventilation, using natural light and eliminating the use of toxic materials – all leading to the better health and happiness of the inhabitants.
Make the move to green
If you would like to know more about adapting your current home or office to include more eco-friendly features, or if you’re planning a new home or building and would like to ensure your new space optimizes the very best of green building measures,
Green building is an integral part of ensuring a better future for everyone including the environment. Why not be part of it?