In the US buildings consume an estimated 39%* of our
energy and generate 30%* of our landfill waste. So
finding smart, efficient ways to build, equip and
maintain commercial spaces and better ways to
dispose of and recycle waste has become vital.
In commercial building, the US Green Building Council has developed the LEED evaluation
system for new and existing structures. High LEED ratings have become emblematic
for designers and builders conscious of the environmental impact of their work.
“In the past, energy costs were marginal for most businesses; in the future, companies
that have the edge in energy-efficient buildings are going to have the edge in the
Dan Desmond- Dept. of Energy & Technology: State
“Fifteen years ago everything went to the landfill. Now we can keep 90% of everything
out of the landfill. It’s just a matter of knowing who gets what pieces and where
they can go. Recycling has become an invisible and every day activity.”
Daniel Harazim: Architect: S/L/A/M, Glastonbury, CT