Green buildings have the potential to make a big change on the environment. Keep reading to find out how.
The first way is because they are more energy efficient. Energy efficiency can be accomplished by retrofitting an existing building, optimizing operations, loT connectivity (an enhanced and extensive platform that multiple items such as Wifi and mobile networks can use, therefore reducing energy by using one source), adding solar or renewable energy to the building, or taking advantage of existing landscaping, such as shading. In fact, by zoning in on energy efficiency measures, new buildings can often reduce their energy consumption by up to 25%, and old buildings by up to 16%. Furthermore, by 2040, changes to space heating and cooling and water heating and cooling could see buildings become nearly 40% more efficient than they are currently.
Green Buildings minimize the negative impacts on the natural environment by using less energy and other natural resources, using sources of energy that can be renewed, and using eco-friendly materials.