Now that the Holidays are over, many are getting serious about beginning those home improvement projects that have been in the plans for so long. As surveys are showing, there is an increased interest in making sure these plans include energy efficiency and environmental safety.
In a Construction Drive post called “10 construction industry trends to watch in 2016” the 5th trend mention was:
Green building will grow in commercial and residential sectors
Commercial construction has typically led the pack in green adoption, but the residential sector is starting to catch up. The growing trend in both sectors is driven not just by a desire to produce environmentally friendly structures, but by consumer demand, higher-quality results and lifecycle cost savings, according to experts at Greenbuild 2015.
The LEED is a certification system created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED guidelines are excellent for anyone looking to add value to their home, save money on energy costs and be active in protecting the environment.
We have identified the benefits of LEED certified building projects in What You Need to Know About LEED for New Construction.
LEED certification means that the house or building is designed and operates according to standards from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Everything from using sustainable building material to the type of water filtration, and HVAC systems can save money on operating and maintenance costs.
Adding LEED requirements to a new construction or remodeling project can be more than trivial in time and cost. When you decide to add Green Building requirements to your project, be sure to understand the additional up front costs and how they compare to the long term cost savings.
Veri Construction has its own showroom. We are able to show you customized options specific to your situation. We work with clients and subcontractors, while utilizing state of the art 3-D computer generating drawings along with architectural plans for successful project delivery. Call us to discuss your construction project and how Green Building requirements can be cost effectively added to your project for long term benefits.