Smarter Business: Green Building

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Our Southern California office saves resources -- even before our staff of environmental experts start work for the day. Click to learn how green buildings can help solve environmental problems.

Land Use

Office sprawl has huge environmental consequences. Downtown locations are more efficient, but pose problems of their own, such as urban heat islands.
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As our population grows, clean water is becoming an increasingly precious resource. Wiser use and conservation can help ensure an adequate supply.
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A future with clean air and a stable climate hinges on our ability to cut energy use and rely more heavily on renewable sources.
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Building materials can cost a lot: forest destruction, waste, pollution. But products made with sustainably harvested wood and recycled materials save natural resources.
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Indoor Environment

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