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You Can Adopt Green Building Strategies Without Breaking Your Budget

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Building tenants can bring in real change by utilizing the existing spaces more efficiently. Energy efficient operations can be achieved by simple actions such as scheduling your ACs so that they are off during the weekend, maintaining the temperature at 25 degree Celsius, replacing bulbs with LEEDs etc.
Sustainable buildings have several benefits for a tenant than just green branding/image. People now understand that to look for better commercial spaces they need to look at properties that have been developed on guidelines that are sustainable as well as something that has been reviewed by a third party without any vested interest. One such certification is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED. LEED is also providing certification for professionals called LEED GA or LEED AP. GE3S conducts regular LEED Green Associate Exam training in UAE and India.
It has been often seen that employees who work in buildings certified as per LEED standard fall less sick than others, absenteeism is reduced and productivity is increased. Several survey results have indicated this in the past few years. Therefore the business owners prefer to have offices in green, efficient and sustainable buildings than other as it increases productivity, employee happiness and the employee stays for such company for a longer period.
Buildings that have been designed with support from LEED GA and LEED AP tend to achieve a better LEED rating. This is so because LEED green associate are better equipped with knowledge of green strategies in buildings. LEED Green associate training is being conducted in two major cities of India as well as in UAE. Some of the studies have indicated that property owners will shell out in excess of 900 million US dollars to retrofit their existing buildings so that they meet the LEED standards. A lot of these projects are assessed by LEED AP and LEED Green Associate.
Globally at least 200,000 buildings or more are now LEED certified. It may now look like a huge figure compared with the number of buildings that there would be across the globe. However, this is the single largest building certification scheme. No other green building guideline is close to the number of certified buildings as LEED has. Building users can definitely help there building go green, below are some ways on how they can achieve it: Use cycle over cars or short distance travel in good weather. You may also consider carpooling or using public transportation. Segregation of waste in the office. Keep the recyclable wastes separately, for example, have bins specifically for paper, plastic and metal. Replace faucets with low flow fixtures or add reducers to the faucets.
LEED AP and LEED Green Associate or LEED GA professionals can bring in and implement several such strategies to, make your building green. you are preparing for LEED Green Associate Exam. Please get in touch with GE3S immediately.

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GE3S is a leading environment, energy and sustainability advisor trusted by 100+ companies in the region. Our core team has been working in the middle east for many years across sectors and geographies http://www.ge3s.org/

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