Here’s How to Improve the Sustainability of a Building
Did you know that 39% of global energy-related carbon emissions come from buildings? If there’s one place to focus sustainability efforts, its buildings.
Buildings make up where we live, work, and play.
To help the environment, property owners must take seriously how they build and maintain their buildings.
So here are seven ways you can make your buildings more sustainable:
- Build with sustainable building materials
You can start by using sustainable building materials.
For example, you could adopt low-impact materials like cellulose insulation, which is made from repurposed newspapers.
Or you could install cool roofs. These are made from light-colored and reflective materials in order to restrict heat absorption. They deflect sunlight to keep a building cooler and prevent overheating.
- Install renewable energy systems
Installing renewable energy systems is another way to reduce your building’s carbon footprint.
Renewable energy …