Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sustainable Design and Construction Practices

The new SF Public Utilities Commission Headquarters, located at 525 Golden Gate Avenue, is possibly the greenest office building in America. Applying evolving water and power technologies with new light management and computer controlled environment, the SFPUC has created a building which looks towards the future of environmental building construction, and reaches for the ultimate engineering accolade, the LEED rating of "Platinum".

Green building guru Jeremy Sumeray outlines sustainable future for construction sector. Filmed for the online information source for environmental professionals.

There are many parts a sustainable building. Energy piece is a huge aspect of sustainable construction. Active devices and passive methods to achieve zero carbon state are being developed. Smart energy meters and advanced devices like Nest Learning Thermostat can help you in reducing energy use and save money. There are now many manufacturers of efficient solar panels which can really reduce your energy consumption, especially when the weather is suitable for energy generation.