The Building Green Series
Let’s face it, we all have a responsibility to look after our planet. After all, we want the best for our children and grandchildren, right? During construction, huge amounts of resources are used and wasted. The construction industry alone is responsible for a huge amount of CO2 emissions on a global scale. But we all need shelter, places to work, play, learn and eat.
So how can you help? If you are building or renovating, consider building Green.
What is Building Green?
This concept involves making the most efficient use of the materials that go into the building, and creating a space that allows for sustainable use of resources needed to live in that home… so energy efficiency is important, but so is water use, air quality, and the relationship of the landscaping to the larger surrounding environment.
Building Green not only has environmental benefits, green buildings are also more comfortable, healthier, return higher productivity rates and have higher resale value.
Big Wave Builders Build Green.
Here at Big Wave Builders, we are on a discovery mission, to learn all about building green and focus on this as the way of the future. We will be attending the building Green convention in Boston next week, and are looking forward to sharing with you everything we learn, from new products to costing and research.
“Sure Big Wave, It’s a great idea, but I can’t afford it”! You may say. Over the next few weeks, we will teach you how building green will have substantial payback for you within a few years.
So, keep your minds open, and hold hope that there is a way for you to contribute to a sustainable future!