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The Benefits of Green Building. Are You A Good Corporate Citizen?
Sustainable business practices are what make companies stand out as being socially responsible and environmentally friendly. If you would like your company to have that edge of influencing change, drawing media interest and having a competitive advantage, you should consider going green to reap the benefits of green building.
We have seen the GBCSA (Green Building Council of South Africa) striving for a greener South Africa since 2007 by encouraging and promoting transformation of the built environment. The council forms part of the World Green Building Council alongside over 95 other members and has even grown to develop the green building movement in SA.
Benefits of Green Building:
Green Buildings have some great advantages, including:
- Increased productivity
- Reduction in absenteeism (work & school)
- attract and retain key talent
- lower operating costs
- enhanced marketability
- higher asset returns
- increased property values
- responsible investing
How you can work towards enjoying some of these benefits:
- Saving energy and water
- Implementing good waste management practices
- Producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions
If you want to aim for that Green Star, here are the categories that can help you get it:
- Indoor Environment Quality
- Land use and Ecology
- Additional available category: Socio-Economic (SEC)
We have seen a positive increase in awareness that Green Building is not about tree hugging, but going beyond environmental sustainability.
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