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Green Remodeling for Business

A commercial architect can help your business to not only remodel, but do it in a way that is more eco-friendly.

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Your Business and Green Remodeling

Green remodeling is more than a possibility, it is almost required. Remodeling often accounts for hundred of millions of tonnes of waste every year, most of which ends up in landfills all over the planet. As for business, there are several reasons to consider doing green remodeling projects. Let’s start with financial.

Did you know that as a business, you may be entitled to a tax rebate for voluntarily adapting green building procedures? It’s true. Reducing the carbon footprint of your business may entitle you tax benefits, but that’s not all. Remodeling your business to be more in line with EPA policies will also help to protect not only you and your employees, but your bottom line as well. Something as simple as installing the right type of glass windows or going solar can save you up to 30% on your annual taxes. However, it isn’t just taxes that green remodeling can help

Green Remodeling and Energy Consumption

Energy costs are on the rise. Businesses are looking for solutions just as homeowners are. Energy costs account for about 15-20% of the expenses of a business. Air conditioning, heating, and ventilation are big energy hogs. According to this article excerpt from WIKIPEDIA.ORG: “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.[1] The Green Building practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort.[2]
Although new technologies are constantly being developed to complement current practices in creating greener structures, the common objective is that green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:
Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity
Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation.” [READ MORE]

So you can make a difference, while at the same time, keeping your business profitable. What you need to do first, however, is consult a commercial architect.

Read one of our other articles on green remodeling here.

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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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