How Green Is Your Building?

(Well, green is a great concept that seems to be stuck in the concept stage, at least according to last week’s Feedback Poll. Only 20% of our respondents rank their building on the cutting edge of green, and only a few more (27%) would even call their building so-so. A sad, apparently breathless, majority of 53% said they were “suffocating” in their current digs. And none of it comes as a surprise to commentator O’Brien.-ed.)

Most people will think that their buildings are not very green at all. They’d say building owners are making some changes and talking about potential changes, but looking at the things being done on the front end–such as recycling, and certainly green cleaning– green is not the first initiative to be embraced. Even though it’s very important to indoor environmental quality, it’s also more expensive. That’s hard to justify in such a competitive marketplace. In fact, even I would rate my building as a non-green building.

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