What You Need to Know About Green Building in Pleasanton, CA

What You Need to Know About Green Building in Pleasanton, CA

by Proforma Construction Inc, March 3, 2016

Green building in Pleasanton, CA is helping to change the way construction projects are approached.

Green building is a holistic concept that follows the understanding that what is built can have serious effects, both negative and positive, on the natural environment and the people who work in the buildings each day. Green building in Pleasanton, CA and around the world is an effort to mitigate the negative effects and grow the positive effects on the environment throughout the entire life of a building.

There are many definitions of green building available, but each definition has certain aspects in common. It is widely accepted that green building is the planning, design, construction, and operation of a building with various considerations at the center of all of those steps: water use, energy use, material selection, indoor environmental quality, and the effect of the building on the site.

The above considerations make up the basics for the various credit categories in the LEED green building rating system. LEED creates a framework for project teams when it comes to making decisions in the areas of consideration, with the best practices being rewarded.

Green building was around before LEED was developed in the late 90s, but there was no way to ensure they were being effectively implemented. In today’s building world, a LEED plaque is a universally accepted sign that the building was constructed or is operated to be high-performing, healthy, and resource efficient. Over 60,000 commercial projects around the world are participating in LEED, with more than 1.5 million square feet being certified each day. LEED has also led to an entire green building industry which is expected to be worth almost $250 billion at the end of this year.

For all of your commercial construction needs, especially if you are looking to start your own green building project or want to update your current space to get a LEED certification, contact Proforma Construction in Pleasanton, California.