Green building is the practice of increasing the efficiency in which buildings use energy, water and materials. This in return reduces the impact of building emissions on human health and the environment. With buildings accounting for almost 40-50% of our nation’s energy, 25% of water consumption, 70% of electricity use, and 38% of the nations total carbon dioxide consumption, one can see where reductions in these areas, through green building, could benefit human health and the environment. Today we hear terms such as global warming, greenhouse effect and that we are destroying our world’s natural resources. Green building is a way that each and every consumer can do their part in reducing our harm on the environment. Whether you are building new or remodeling there are products, practices and measures you can use to help. In return, you will reduce your costs over the lifetime of the building. Effective green building can lead to reduced operating costs by increasing productivity and using less energy and water.
At Green Wave Electric we pride ourselves in practicing green building and promoting the concept and products to our customers. We are dedicated to transforming the way our customers build by offering green alternatives for their electrical projects. Green Wave is a member of the United States Green Building Council which is a non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices. USGBC is composed of more than 13,500 organizations from across the building industry that are working to advance structures that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. Members includes building owners and end-users, real estate developers, facility managers, architects, designers, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, product and building system manufacturers, government agencies, and nonprofits. (USGBC.com)
To speak with us further about your project and the possible alternative green building practices or products you can incorporate give us a call! We are here to give suggestions and help each client achieve their green building goals.