The construction and operation of buildings is one of the most influential factors over environmental health. During construction, waste and contamination are created, while the operation of buildings accounts for a large percentage of a country’s electricity, water, and energy consumption, including approximately 40% of carbon dioxide emissions. Therefore, the implementation of design, construction and operational strategies that reduce a buildings’ environmental impact while improving occupants’ well-being, comfort and productivity has become a priority for many in the construction industry. Successful implementation of these strategies is called Green Building, and that’s where the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) comes in.
The USGBC is a non-profit organization committed to encouraging sustainable design and construction practices and is the creator of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. It is through the establishment and development of this rating system that the USGBC promotes and encourages the implementation of Green Building strategies. Companies committed to Green Building practices can become members of the USGBC.
Being the leading industrial developer in the state of Baja California and the northwest of Mexico, Atisa has employed Green Building strategies since before the phrase “green building” was commonplace. We’ve consistently utilized green design and construction methods that time has validated as safe, efficient and sustainable. Through these practices we have minimized the environmental impact that our buildings have and have maximized the efficient use of energy.
As an environmentally responsible developer, we know that our current green measures with all their benefits are not enough, though; so we now express our commitment to Green Building practices by becoming active members of the U.S. Green Building Council. Our goal is clear; implement design and construction practices in our construction methods to minimize the adverse impact that buildings have on the environment. To ensure that this objective is met, we currently have members of our staff accredited in the knowledge and implementation of the LEED Green Building Rating Systems. With our trained staff we can now offer our clients LEED Certified Buildings.
A building that is LEED Certified contributes to our client’s image as environmentally conscious while bolstering cash flow’s bottom line. A certified building provides our clients with a three pronged advantage of being associated with social responsibility, experiencing a substantial cost reduction due to savings in energy, and providing their occupants with a healthier place to work which promotes their productivity.