The process of buying or selling commercial property can come with many important considerations. With so many other issues to deal with, it can be easy to forget the major environmental impact that your premises may be having. That is why the team here at CSD – Real Estate Appraisers have put together the following article, outlining all the major benefits of owning a green Commercial property…
One of the most notable ways to improve energy consumption on almost any kind of green commercial property is to install Solar Panels. As one of the cleanest forms of renewable energy, these gadgets can make your buisness greener and more cost-efficient to run.
However, it should also be noted that not all Commercial properties are suitable for Solar energy. Not to mention the fact that their installation can be a big investment (at least initially).
Reduce Waste to a Minimum
If you are looking to improve efficiency and minimize the impact that your commercial property is having upon the environment, you may want to consider a waste management plan. These documents aim to establish a series of objectives for reducing the amount of unnecessary materials being produced in/by your premises.
By encouraging recycling, reducing pollution, and generally using renewable tools and resources you will not only make your property greener but also help you to run a more efficient business premises.
An additional way of ensuring a green commercial business premises is through renewable lighting. More specifically, by simply updating the standard halogen bulbs to LED lights you can potentially save as much as 75% in your energy usage.
However, although the initial investment can seem expensive, it is important to remember that you will be making significant savings in your annual use because of their efficiency.
Depending on your requirements there are a wide variety of environmental windows available. These include:
- Noise Cancelling Windows – Reduces noise pollution in high density areas.
- High Performance Windows – Helps to retain warmth and minimize the reliance on artificial heating/cooling.
- Blast Resistant Windows – Designed to reinforce high security buildings.
Heating & Cooling
One of the biggest sources of Carbon Dioxide related pollution are Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems.
By making sure that these systems are turned off whenever the commercial property is vacant, you can not only make significant savings on your annual bills, but can also significantly reduce your impact on the environment.
Green Roofs and Living Walls
Two of the latest environmental trends sweeping the commercial sector has been Green Roofs and bio walls. Both of which incorporate various types of vegetation and plant life to help insulate the building, improve air quality, and combat urban pollution levels (amongst several other things).
Furthermore, this addition can also add significant curb appeal for other investors who are interested in going green with their commercial premises.
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This post was written by James Powell