Most people think that green design is just about energy savings, it is, but it is more than that, green building design is a total design approach that can be applied to all building types. While green design focuses on reducing a building’s carbon footprint it also focuses on the health of the building occupiers. For example; building orientation, separation and outlook can reduce eye strain, flexible individual control of building services allows occupants to set their own comfort levels.
Building materials that have low or no sickness causing volatile organic compounds are used. Daylight harvesting, glare control, noise control, waste recycling, alternative energy sources, alternative forms of transport are all important in the design of a green building. A green building will reduce a building’s operating costs and improve the productivity of its occupants.
The owners of this office building understood the benefits of green building design, so many green design features have been incorporated into this office project to reduce their operating costs and improve their productivity.