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So, why we need to switch to Green Buildings?

We don't have to - green buildings are not enforced by laws and local authorities, at least not yet!

However, there is a list of reasons why you should go green in building design & constriction. Green buildings are resource efficient, they use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As an added bonus, they save money! 

 

The economic and financial crisis in Iraq due to the war against terrorism and the drop in oil prices have imposed the need to develop plans for a more conservative use of resources. Thus, Green Building design or Sustainable Design would be the best way forward, due to high energy consumption in buildings (buildings comprise 40% of global energy use and are responsible for 33% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions).

People spend 90% of their time indoors for exercise, work, or sleep, which will make buildings play a key role in human health. So... the buildings that surround us can help—or hurt—us, depending on how they’re built.

 

Advantages of green building design can be summarized as:

  1. Property Owner Benefits

    • Decrease building operating costs (green buildings use up to 30% less energy compared with conventional buildings)

    • Increase the market value of the property    

    • Increase the rent and occupancy rates    

  2. Environmental Benefits: 

    • Fewer greenhouse gas emissions

    • Enhance and protect biodiversity and ecosystems    

    • Reduce waste streams 

    • Conserve and restore natural resources

  3. Economic Benefits: 

    • Reduce operating costs and optimize life-cycle economic performance

    • Improve occupant productivity 

    • Enhance asset value and profitability   

  4. Social Benefits: 

    • Enhance occupant health and comfort 

    • Improve indoor air quality 

    • Minimize strain on local utility infrastructure