Green Buildings in Today’s Market

Green Buildings in Today’s Market

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In the past decade, the Green Building market has seen exponential growth. The reason for this is not far fetched. Builders, Architects, Building Managers and Designers have found that the demand for green buildings has increased. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) stated that the prices for energy-efficient buildings are up to 10% higher per square foot than conventional buildings. Generally, green buildings are usually more expensive to build than traditionally structured buildings. However, in the long-term, the operating costs are significantly lower.

That being said, what are Green Buildings?

The term is used in reference to a building which employs an integrated process right from the design stage. Such a building should also be carbon neutral or have low emissions in comparison with other buildings of similar size and purpose.

An important characteristic of a Green Building is the materials from which it is built; they should be reused, recycled or rapidly renewable. The indoor air quality of a green building should be free from chemicals and contaminants while the focus should be on low and renewable energy use.

3M Window Films are some materials which add to the energy conservation levels of a building. The Sun Control Window Film blocks the heat of the sun from entering a building thereby protecting the occupants from harmful UV rays. This makes for a cooler and friendlier environment, and less energy is used for cooling.

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