World Green Building Week (WGBW) – September 23-29, 2019 – is almost here! It is an annual campaign, promoted by the World Green Building Council, which aims to motivate and empower everyone to deliver greener buildings. This year, they are exploring how people can create green, healthy, and climate-resilient built environments for all. Below are this year’s tips:
The environmental impact of our buildings is affected by the choices we make: How we construct, where we source materials from, and how we transport them. Designing with sustainability in mind enhances resource efficiency and delivers long-term energy savings, which ultimately reduces harmful emissions and protects our environment. It’s best to use green materials and products, since they are sourced responsibly, release fewer emissions during production, and can improve health and well being for building occupants. Reusing and recycling materials also saves precious resources.
Green buildings help us use less energy and water, all while creating minimal waste. Making sure these structures are healthy and perform optimally, will, in turn, extend their lives. At the end of its useful life, a green building should then be carefully deconstructed to ensure as many parts of it can be used again, so the need for new resources can be reduced.
**If you would like to find out UDA’s commitment to Sustainability, make sure to click HERE