Sustainability Building & Design

Sustainable building & design is more than just achieving a LEED certified project.  In fact, sustainable business practices are based on 3 guiding principles – profitability, enhancing the natural world and supporting the community.

Essentially, any building or renovation project is suitable for sustainable building and design and the areas to consider when building or renovating include – the building site, water consumption, energy use, project materials and indoor air quality.  There are many options when making these types of changes to your building and Wolgast's LEED AP’s can help you determine the best option when making your building project a sustainable one.

Why build green?

In the United States, buildings account for:

  • 39% of total energy use
  • 12% of the total water consumptions
  • 68% of total electricity consumption
  • 38% of the carbon dioxide emissions

http://www.epa.gov/greenbuilding/pubs/whybuild.htm

Benefits of green building:

Environmental benefits

  • Enhance and protect biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Improve air and water quality
  • Reduce waste
  • Conserve and restore natural resources

Economic benefits

  • Reduce operating costs
  • Improve occupant productivity
  • Shape markets for green products & services

Social benefits

  • Enhance occupant health & comfort
  • Minimize strain on local infrastructure
  • Improve aesthetics
  • Improve overall quality of life

http://www.epa.gov/greenbuilding/pubs/whybuild.htm

Completed LEED certified projects

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