Green building is good for the environment. It is energy efficient, which reduces the need to burn fossil fuels and helps fight climate change – one of society’s most pressing environmental issues. It also makes efficient use of water and other resources, minimizes pollution and waste, and reduces overall environmental impact.
Green buildings cost less to operate because, among other things, they use less energy and water, and require less maintenance. They have better indoor air quality because they minimize chemicals, mold and other harmful substances. These projects also have excellent resale value because green buildings are quality buildings and they are built to last.
Building green demonstrates your commitment to sustainability and gives your company a competitive advantage in the market. There is also peace of mind in knowing that the structures we build are better for the environment, healthier for occupants, and save money over the long term.
S.C. Barker Construction Company’s commitment to Green Building
Kevin Barker and Nayan Patel with S.C. Barker Construction Co. Inc., all have earned their certification as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED Professional Accreditation distinguishes building professionals with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward the LEED certification process. They have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED Rating System.
Government and educational entities are increasingly including environment friendly and efficient LEED building certification requirements in their new construction and renovation guidelines. Certification levels, up to a Platinum design level, range in stringency. Most federal agencies, the state of Florida and now universities such as Emory, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University and University of Florida has also added LEED sustainability rules to their project requirements. These entities require that LEED Accredited Professionals be an integral party of any design team.