Green Office Buildings Gain Momentum

Why are green office buildings becoming popular?
March 21, 2005, 8am PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"Green office building has taken off. Projects registered with the U.S. Green Building Council more than doubled in the past year to above 1,700, with more than 280 projects in California...

Why are they going green? Studies show that green office buildings can lower energy bills, cutmaintenance costs and even boost worker productivity, all for an average upfront cost of 2 to 4 percent more than conventional building. Building green both enhances the health of occupants and helps the environment by reducing electricity use, greenhouse gas emissions and landfill waste.

Government agencies are leading the way..."

Thanks to Sustainablog

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Published on Sunday, March 20, 2005 in Inside Bay Area
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