Smarter Business: Green Building

Greener by Design: NRDC's Santa Monica Office
/— Introduction —//— Walkthrough —//— Project Resources —//— Green Building Links —/
LAND USE    
 THE WATER CHALLENGE 
 SOLUTIONS:   1   2   3   4   5 
low-flow plumbing fixtures

Our low-flow plumbing fixtures, dual-flush toilets that use only as much water as needed, waterless urinals and high-efficiency dishwasher together use 60 percent less water to operate than conventional fixtures.

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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