My interview article which appeared on the Week-End newspaper (29/11/2009) can also be viewed on l’Express Property blog below:
Green building programs help reduce the carbon footprint of a building in a number of ways. And they’re becoming more common in the U.S. and around the world as people realize their long-term benefits outweigh initial up-front costs.
Added Cost of Building
Building green does cost a bit more.It costs about 3 percent to 4 percent more to build a green building than a less energy efficient one, but it will use considerably less carbon over its lifetime through reduced energy use.
The January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti destroyed or severely damaged an estimated 200,000 homes, 30,000 commercial buildings, and 180 government buildings.Since the earthquake, building practices and guidelines in Haiti have been a topic of global discussion with many organizations inside and outside the country hoping to rebuild a more sustainable Haiti.
A few tips to help you incorporate sustainable practices into your next project:
Sustainable construction brings together the principles of green building methods and eco-friendly values in a bid to lighten the environmental impact of residential and commercial structures. Continue reading
A multi purpose green building in France has scored a first – “Spring” in Nanterre is the first building to achieve an interim ‘Outstanding’ rating under BREEAM Europe Commercial 2009. The development by Bouygues Immobilier and Archon Group has achieved 90% – the highest ever score under BREEAM for a building at the design stage.
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