The environmental impact on building design, construction and operation is quite significant. In the United States, buildings are accountable for the 30% of energy use, and more than the 60% of electric power use. Also, each day 19 million of cubic meters of water are used solely to flush toilets. In Chile, the total consumption of water is 926 million of cubic meters a year (source: SISS), and from these, it is estimated that 900,000 cubic meters are used only to flush toilets.
A typical commercial building in the United States generates about 12 kilograms of solid waste by square meter. Development change the use of land from natural and biologically diverse habitats to impervious hardscape not fitted to host biodiversity. The influence of building environment needs initiatives to reduce its impact on nature
Good practices on Green Building construction may reduce the negative impacts significantly and improve the present non sustainable designs. As an added benefit the Green Design benefits reduce the operating costs, enhance the building marketing possibilities, improve employee’s productivity and reduce the potential liabilities result of air quality problems inside buildings.
Nowadays, the company’s capabilities have allowed the development of synergies which makes us effective on deliver an integrated consultancy on Green Building. Poch has a staff of LEED® accredited professionals which have the competences to successful co-ordinate a team of professionals on a Green Building project development.
Poch has a team of professionals on all disciplines needed for whole Green Building design, Construction Management and Commissioning, and is able to deliver an integrated service to its customers.
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