Embracing the LEED Standards: The Benefits of Reducing a Building's Carbon Footprint
Over the past decade, companies worldwide have faced increased scrutiny from consumers, investors, and regulators over how they treat the environment. They are questioned about where and how they source raw materials, the packaging they use, power consumption levels, and waste generated. Many companies understand these concerns and have taken active steps to be sustainable. Building industry practices, construction, and building performances play a big role in a company's sustainability efforts. Companies are looking at LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, Zero Carbon footprint, WELL Certifications and many other types of sustainability initiatives for their construction projects as well as looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint.