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. In fact, 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.