Highest Education Can Shape the Future of Green Building

May 31, 2013
green building schools

According to a new report from McGraw-Hill Construction, the growth in total green share was estimated to be $16 billion in 2012.

Despite its growth, green building may still have to present its case to businesses. With the amount of investment and the length of ROI, green building costs may be more than they're worth.

Therefore, it's worth listening to the U.S. education sector, and what it has learned from its green building efforts.

According to the McGraw-Hill Construction report, "New and Retrofit Green Schools" the growth in total green share was estimated to be $16 million in 2012.

"Higher education's focus on mission is a great differentiator, and a reason why climate is important to this sector," said Donna Laquidara-Carr, editor of the report. "Higher education has a unique potential to guide other sectors by demonstrating its pursuit of the triple-bottom-line metrics for evaluating its green projects."

The major difference between higher education and commercial buildings is crucial in understanding the shift. In the commercial sector, cost and energy savings become much more prominent, and climate change is less frequently discussed.

"[Higher education] puts greater emphasis on improved occupant performance, meeting internal sustainability goals, conforming to government regulations and lowering the environmental impact of buildings."

Source: Greenbiz.com


By Gaylen Davenport

Leave a Reply

What Our Clients are Saying

  • “Since the installation we cannot say enough great things about [the] company. Not only were installers professional and efficient, but there was no interference with our day to day production during installation. We immediately have noticed a savings in our energy bills.”
    -Justin Kelly, Tompkins Industries Inc.
    Learn More
  • “Worldwide Energy was very professional through the whole process. They handled everything from start to finish. I would highly recommend Worldwide Energy to anyone looking to improve their lighting and control utility costs. They take care of everything, it’s easy.”
    -Shawn Wakeman, Frank Ancona Honda
    Learn More
  • “Our project was completed in a timely manner with excellent results. All changes requested were completed and the crew was willing to do whatever it took to make us happy.”
    -Bill Keefer, Westlake Ace Hardware
    Learn More
  • “After considering several companies, we selected Worldwide Energy to do our lighting retrofit, primarily because their proposal was total turnkey and provided the most complete level of service.”
    -Mike Gonnerman, ROM Corporation
    Learn More
Ⓒ 2022 Worldwide Energy

Stay up to date with us

apartmentuserscrossmenucheckmark-circle linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram