Why sustainable buildings matter?
Cities and built environments use approximately 75% of generated energy and produce 60–70% of greenhouse gas emissions. Buildings account for approximately 40% of energy use and carbon emissions.
By using the principles of sustainable construction and operation of the building, these negative effects on the environment can be significantly reduced. Furthermore, link between high performance sustainable buildings and benefits for energy, environment, health and productivity has been proven, and a conceivable return on investment (ROI) on their construction has been noted as well.
Higher lease rates and selling or renting opportunities are almost always the result of certified green or sustainable buildings.