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Sustainable Design

The built environment has a profound impact on our natural environment, economy, health, and productivity.

In the United States alone, buildings account for:

  • 72% of electricity consumption,

  • 39% of energy use,

  • 38% of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions,

  • 40% of raw materials use,

  • 30% of waste output (136 million tons annually), and

  • 14% of potable water consumption.

Environmental benefits:

Enhance and protect ecosystems and biodiversity

Improve air and water quality

Reduce solid waste

Conserve natural resources

 

Economic benefits:

Reduce operating costs

Enhance asset value and profits

Improve employee productivity and satisfaction

Optimize life-cycle economic performance

 

Health and community benefits:

Improve air, thermal, and acoustic environments

Enhance occupant comfort and health

Minimize strain on local infrastructure

Contribute to overall quality of life

Benefits of Green Building

Current/Completed Leed Certified Projects

Kohl's - Delaware, Ohio

AEP - Marietta, Ohio (Design/Build)

Homewood Suites-Upper Arlington

800 Yard –Grandview

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