Now more than ever, people are starting to think about how their shopping and everyday living process are affecting the earth. Starbucks is starting to phase out their straws, others are starting to consider it, and people are taking notice. Going green is in.
That trickle effect works the other way too. People will demand that big projects meet environmental trends and criteria. There might not be an equivalent of reducing or eliminating straws in the commercial construction industry but there are methods to reduce carbon footprints, material, and raise efficiency.
Energy-efficient lighting and daylight controllers which will switch on only when natural light is insufficient are methods used to reduce energy consumption in buildings. Low-flush plumbing and insulation are other methods used during the construction process. It makes sure that all energy saving avenues are taken.
Reduce Construction Time
Now is the time to use VR to explore what the design layout would look like. If things aren’t to par, that’s when changes can be made without wasting resources. It saves costs, headaches, and time in the long run.
New technology will introduce new ways to improve and reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings. It might not be banning straws but it’s a step in the right direction. One that will slowly but surely impact.
Learn more about sustainability and other methods to reduce the environmental impact and have longer lasting buildings.