Building or renovating?
Today, the most energy-efficient buildings use 75% less energy than the average home or office, saving you a considerable amount of money. Remember, it is always easier to factor in efficiency at the beginning of construction than to add it later.
- Choose an architect who has experience designing green buildings.
- Look for relevant building standards and best practice in environmental building, such as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.