Why should I green my building?
Not only does having a green building positively impact the environment but human health as well.
- Using less toxic paints, carpets and cleaning products as well as natural ventilation can increase the health of the people in the building and decrease sick time.
- Energy efficiency and renewables also help to create a more efficient environment within your building and can save money. Office buildings that have a green certification (like Energy Star or LEED) tend to have fewer vacancies and higher market values.
San Francisco is habitat for 800,000 people – meeting needs for space to work, play, and learn; for food, water, and air; for community with local flora and fauna. SF Environment provides support for urban agriculture and forestry and green buildings, helping residents and businesses harness environmental opportunities.