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How to Improve a Commercial Property Part 1

Part one of a series on commercial architecture explores energy efficient design.  And in the 21st Century, energy efficient buildings are going to be the gold standard…

Energy Efficient Building Design

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You may want to hire a commercial architect for help with energy efficient building design.  According to this article excerpt from ENERGY STAR, buildings waste a lot of energy:

“Thirty percent. That’s the amount of energy the average commercial building wastes. If you’ve never done anything to save energy at your building, chances are you have a lot of room to improve.In fact, it’s often possible to reduce energy use by 10 percent with little or no cost. Capture easy wins by starting with simple changes, like adjusting temperature set points and making sure lights aren’t on when no one’s around. Then get expert help from a service and product provider, who can take you a step further.”  Source Article

Energy Saving Tips from Your Architect in Phoenix

One trick that is often forgotten is to use natural light.  Not only does it add to your building, it also reduces your need for light during daylight hours.  Also, you can install solar power into your windows, which will help you reduce your electric bill per month.  Another trick is to have a white wall immediately behind a window or skylight.  The reflected sunlight acts like a natural light source.

So as you see, energy efficiency isn’t as hard as you might think.  In fact, it is just a phone call away.  So remember, turn off your lights when you’re not using them, and maybe think about being more energy-star compliant.  And when in doubt, call a commercial architect in Phoenix for some design tips and advice.

This concludes part one of our series. For more tips on how to improve a commercial property, be sure to read part two and part three of this series as well.

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Gilbert, AZ 85295
480-710-3861
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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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480-710-3861
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