As you sure well MUST have realized Buildings are a pretty important part of Modern Society. Buildings are used for every single activity we participate it. Living, Working, Playing, these structures provide security, comfort and even a sense of belonging.
Buildings provide such a variety of needs for humanity,
So in return what do we have to provide for them, and the non-monetary costs associated with them.
Commercially constructed buildings Account for:
72% Electrical Consumption
39% of Energy Use
38% of Carbon Dioxide Emissions (Global Warming LoL)
30% of WASTE! (136 million Tons)
14% of Water Use
When a Building decides to LEED, they will also
Reduce energy use by 26% and decrease 33% carbon dioxide emissions, compared to a conventional building