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How to Consult an Commercial Architect Part 2: Evironmentally Friendly Design

Part two of a series on commercial architects explores environmentally friendly design. And environmental concerns are on the rise.

Commercial Architecture:  Green Building

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Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide are causing a lot of problems.  Climate change will be one of the biggest issues of this century.  As a result, changes in building design are already starting to crop up.  In fact, the EPA encourages businesses to design their buildings to start reducing their carbon footprints.  Why is green design so important.  Well, for one thing, there are several tax breaks that are given to businesses that design their buildings with EPA guidelines.  A commercial architect will be able to help design a building in keeping with these guidelines.

Commercial building designs have gotten a lot more sophisticated.  In fact a lot of newer buildings are using green building design principles.  What is green building?  According to this article excerpt from Wikipedia: “Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. This requires close cooperation of the design team, the architects, the engineers, and the client at all project stages.” [READ MORE]
Green building uses resources more efficiently.  For example, a building that has a central open space is often easy to cool down, reducing energy use.  Any architect that does commercial work can also design a green building that is aesthetically pleasing as well as comfortable.

Why Businesses are Looking Into Green Design

One of the best reasons to hire a commercial architect to design an eco-friendly building is financial.  For one thing there are several tax incentives for businesses that employ green design in their buildings.  Also, there can be very some major cost savings in both water and energy costs.

Being environmentally friendly doesn’t necessarily mean making painful sacrifices.  It can be as simple as making minor changes, or designing a building with environmental design in mind.  The best person to call to help with this is a commercial architect in Phoenix.

Be sure to read part one and part three of this article series as well.

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