economic benefits and costs of Green Building can be confusing.
The truth is, by setting realistic goals, practical solutions to
today’s high cost of living are possible and attainable now.
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your business’s environmental performance through interviews,
surveys and observation.
•Optimize your business operations, take cost effective measures, and
reinforce "what's working".
•Meet Green Business standards for conserving resources, prevent pollution,
minimize waste, and be in compliance with applicable environmental regulations.
•Achieve sustainable living solutions and cost saving methods, increased
energy efficiency, wise water use, reduced toxins, maximized
recycling, minimized waste, and increased economic, environmental,
and tenant well being.
consumption represents 30 percent of a typical commercial office
operating costs, making it the single largest controllable
cost of operations, so improved energy efficiency has
a direct and substantial payback for investors.
is a member of
States Green Building Council),
Build It Green,
Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility), MBA (Marin Builder's
Association), and The Pachamama
Alliance, for which she is a facilitator for the Awakening
the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposiums.
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The typical household spends more than $2,200 a year on
energy bills. With ENERGY STAR, you can save over one-third, or more
Source: Typical House memo, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
2009 and Typical house_2009_Reference.xls spreadsheet.
one ton of glass saves the equivalent of 10 gallons of
one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for
one glass container saves enough energy to light a 100-watt
bulb for 4 hours.
cans are unique in that in as little as 60 days,
a can can be recycled, turned into a new can & re-stocked
on store shelves.
first PET (plastic) bottle was recycled in 1977.
takes fourteen 20 oz. PET bottles to make one square
foot of carpet.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
is the USGBC's national benchmark for the design, construction
and operation of high performance green buildings. Read
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- Advanced Certified Green Building Professional.
is Build It Green's training and certification
program qualifying professionals to design and construct
new home or renovation projects. Read
Respect, ReThink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Tips on Going Green by “Thinking” Green