Architects Must Lead on Sustainable Design

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Since the beginning of the LEED rating system, more than 10 billion square feet of construction has been certified or registered.

Sustainable building designs are a modern work of art, and architecture is an essential part for sustainable innovation. Buildings use about half the annual energy and emissions in the U.S., and three-quarters of its electricity.

Since the beginning of the LEED rating system, more than 10 billion square feet of construction has been certified or registered, according to the U.S. Green Business Council.

The American Institute of Architects recently reported that, “recognizing that sustainable design practices have become a mainstream design intention in the architectural community.”

While many architects have yet to embrace sustainable design as a best practice, there’s a definite need for architects “with the design capacity to meet the environmental challenges facing diverse communities across the globe.”

Read the complete article, including tips for transforming the architecture profession, at GreenBiz.com.

 

By Gaylen Davenport

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About Gaylen Davenport

Worldwide provides clients complete turnkey energy efficiency evaluation and solutions. Our focus is in energy saving measures that offer the most savings and financial incentives, creating a rapid return on investment. What sets Worldwide apart is our ability to design, install and certify our installations to qualify for the Federal tax incentives for energy efficiency, then provide the documentation necessary to secure the tax incentives. Worldwide has recently entered the renewable energy field at the request of several of our clients.

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