Smarter Business: Green Building

Greener by Design: NRDC's Santa Monica Office
/— Introduction —//— Walkthrough —//— Project Resources —//— Green Building Links —/
LAND USE    
 THE INDOOR CHALLENGE 
 SOLUTIONS:   1   2   3   4 
roof of the building

We flooded the office space with fresh air and natural light through a sophisticated design that incorporates operable windows, skylights and glass clerestories.

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

     
WATER      

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

     
ENERGY      

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

     
MATERIALS      

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

     
INDOOR ENVIRONMENT  

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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