Smarter Business: Green Building

Greener by Design: NRDC's Santa Monica Office
/— Introduction —//— Walkthrough —//— Project Resources —//— Green Building Links —/
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For the rest of our energy needs, we buy renewable energy generation credits (wind certificates). As a result, 100 percent of our energy is provided by renewable sources, and powering our office adds no carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.

Office sprawl has huge environmental consequences. Downtown locations are more efficient, but pose problems of their own, such as urban heat islands.


As our population grows, clean water is becoming an increasingly precious resource. Wiser use and conservation can help ensure an adequate supply.


A future with clean air and a stable climate hinges on our ability to cut energy use and rely more heavily on renewable sources.


Building materials can cost a lot: forest destruction, waste, pollution. But products made with sustainably harvested wood and recycled materials save natural resources.


The environment isn't only outside. Indoors, too, people deserve clean air and access to the beauties of nature.

/— Introduction —//— Walkthrough —//— Project Resources —//— Green Building Links —/

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