Benefits of Sustainable Design for BuildingsBuildings are not only practical embodiments of design, but cultural icons, as well, which demonstrate ideas to society. We believe that to create positive change, action at the level of culture will have more profound and enduring effects than politics, money, or science. Each sustainably designed and constructed building is part of an effort leading to the goal of positive environmental impact for the building, its construction, and its use. A successful green building project results in a building that is an enduring and tangible monument to the feasibility of a sustainable society.
What is Green Building?
There are myriad reasons for embracing sustainable or “green” building. Quite often cost savings or environmental protection, health or durability are cited as compelling arguments for new buildings to follow the green building paradigm. These are all vital issues, yet, there is one feature of sustainable buildings that may be more important than all of these. Sustainability embodies our belief in the future and our care for those who come after us. A building that expresses these values offers the belief in a better future.