Go For Green Buildings and Reap Environmental, and Social Benefits

  [dropcap]S[/dropcap]ustainability is something that is taking the world by storm. That is one fact that cannot be denied. Sustainable buildings are being planned and constructed almost anywhere because more and more people have realized the benefits they can enjoy from such structures.

Construction of green buildings requires the cooperation of contractors, engineers and architect in co-creating these structures with the environment. When you look closer into the idea of building sustainable structures you will realize as well that it is a way of respecting nature and its natural resources. The entire process is focused on making use of sustainable materials and renewable energy, as well in ensuring proper site development, water conservation and overall indoor and outdoor environmental quality. The benefits provided by a sustainable building are generally categorized into three divisions: environmental, economical and social.

Environmental Benefits

The main purpose behind construction of sustainable building is to effectively preserve the environment in order to avoid the exhaustion of Earth’s natural resources. If sustainable substitutions are created throughout every segment of the project’s development it provides the following environmental benefits:

Protection of the Ecosystem

Use of renewable energy sources and initiatives on efficiency lessen the anthropogenic contributions to damaging global climate change; as well reduce emissions that put human health and air quality into compromise.

Reduced Emissions

Reduction of hazardous emissions are achieved in building green buildings through utilization less environmentally destructive materials and reduced fossil fueled electricity dependence.

Water Conservation

This is achieved effectively through recycling rainwater that can yield significant water supplies. Sustainable building promotes storm water management that includes the processes of harvesting and redirection that eventually can reduce flooding and erosion.

Conservation and Restoration of Natural Resources

Without the need for usage of fossil energy resources, natural resources are effectively conserved and restored.

Waste Reduction

The growing efforts to use the deconstruction method, instead of the demolition method allows for more people to massively reduce waste production. It has been proven that if buildings are deconstructed million tons of debris will be effectively diverted from landfills. Deconstruction means doing a selective dismantlement of the components of the buildings, for recycling, re-use, and proper waste management. Deconstruction significantly differs from demolition, wherein a site is totally cleared of the building by the most convenient methods.

 

Finance

Effectively Raise Green Investment Capital

Raising capital for any business or project is not an easy task. In most cases financial help is required in order to gather enough resources for start up. If you are going to launch a Green Project, you will need to be a little more convincing if you want people and institutions to help you out.

Going Green or being Environmental Friendly could be trending, but the fact remains that not everyone are so keen to help out when it comes to promoting the benefits of such feats. It is important to keep in mind that there are major challenges that you may need to conquer before your ideas can be taken off the ground.

Despite the difficulties, the fact remains that many individuals are still planning and aiming to develop different sustainable projects and infrastructures. The common objective here is to provide the world and everyone else with the option to live cleaner and healthier lives.

It is therefore, quite important that those ideas, plans, projects and endeavors see the light of being launched. They will be better off taken from their draft files, blueprints and software programs. These projects need to be done, commenced, created, built, developed and presented to the world.

By bringing the projects into the awareness of the public, the chance for raising more capital – faster – is greater. The main idea here is to have the ability to present the project in all its advantageous aspects.

Raising venture capital for Green project should start with the presentation of the project itself. Without any concrete evidence that your project is good and designed for the improvement of the world and to provide benefit for everyone, you may find it hard to convince the public to help you out financially.

So, the process should go like this: put the idea into writing, generate concrete evidence, present the project and state the benefits. In between these processes, you have to make sure that you can stand for whatever you will present. Do not just present a blueprint, make that blueprint talk. Give it a character that will convince your target financiers that it will be beneficial for them to invest.

You need to convince everyone that you and your project have the capacity to deliver results. That it will make the world a better place to live in, and that its mission is to provide the financiers with the expected revenues in the long run.