Evaluating the Benefits of a ‘Green Office’ Space

Sustainable construction is the most vibrant and global topic in the construction industry. Green buildings are the hot topic in media and are trendy as well. They are politically correct for the owners and tenants. Building green is also a means to an end, used by public agencies to bolster public support and image. The cost of green building is slightly more than not building green.

Evaluating the Benefits of a ‘Green Office’ Space

Evaluating the Benefits of a ‘Green Office’ Space

In buying an office in a green building you know that it uses less energy than a traditional building. It can be 25-30% less and increase with the increase of ‘green’ in the construction. Additionally green buildings that incorporate water saving strategies (low-flow fixtures, water reclamation system etc.) use up to 39% less water than the conventional buildings. Owners will see this translate into gas, electric, and water bills from the start.

Green Buildings are energy saving and cost effective thus very useful in commercial premises. Green office space is not about the green color of your office walls, but about sustainability and being environment-friendly. An overwhelming number of corporates are into the ‘green building’ concept, and take the use of recycled items, environmental-friendly and sustainable business products, and paper very seriously. [Read more…]