Affordable, eco-friendly materials can be hard to find. In this article, we'll touch upon some of the most popular, environmentally-friendly materials found in commercial properties around Connecticut. The following affordable/cost-effective materials can help you make your commercial building more sustainable, all while saving you money (or at least not costing you extra).
Sustainable architecture has one overall goal: to reduce the negative environmental impact of a building or community throughout its life. This is accomplished through efficiency as well as the minimal use of materials, energy, and development space. Here are a few of the most common techniques used.
The following excerpt is from an article found on Home Advisor Pro. It was written by David Johnston.
In recent years, many business owners have prioritized green remodeling for their shops and offices. While part of the reason they do this is because they wish to do the right thing for the environment, the chief concern for many business owners is saving money.
Energy is a big deal; prices can fluctuate wildly, global politics make matters constantly complicated and nobody wants to let money fly out the window or get sucked down the drain. So this year’s building season calls for energy-efficient remodeling projects, particularly in these 5 areas:
Sustainability is about protecting natural resources and ensuring that nature and humanity work in harmony.
Many business owners are concerned with ensuring that their employees have everything that they need to work efficiently. Supplies are easily at hand, sales materials are quickly available, etc. but one area that is often overlooked is the layout and design of office space. In recent studies, 90% of workers have said that the layout and design of their workplace directly affects their productivity. Additionally, as many as 35% have said that they are ashamed to bring clients to their office. Below are just a few of the ways remodeling your business office can help increase your employee efficiency.
In this day and age of convenience and technological luxury, touchless bathrooms are becoming more and more common. For business and property owners who have older bathrooms on their premises, making the switch to a touchless bathroom may involve major commercial construction. Bathroom remodeling is not cheap and some property owners may be hesitant to incur such costs, but in the long run, this upfront cost can save you a great deal.
Waterless urinals offer the ultimate luxury in modern commercial bathroom fixtures because they are sustainable, beautifully designed, sanitary, and cost effective. Although older models had design flaws that prevented them from becoming widely popular, newer models have been improved upon, and are being used widely in commercial construction and green building projects throughout the country. Waterless urinals are now a top choice for commercial property owners who wish for their restrooms to be modern, stylish, and functional.
As natural resources dwindle around the world, people in developed countries are becoming more concerned with the need for green building and remodeling. One key to sustainability is incorporating reclaimed or recycled building materials in your home or business remodel. Here are just a few areas where you can utilize them in your next residential or commercial construction project.