The site of the former Pearl Brewery is at the center of San Antonio’s green commitment. The exciting project is well positioned to garner national attention and plenty of local interest as Artistic Builders sets about accomplishing a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification. At the core of the reconstruction project is the Full Goods Building, which will occupy 67,000 square feet of spectacular office space as well as an aggressive packaging and shipping facility.Artistic Builders is utilizing a related company, Capco Steel, to provide the light-gauge steel framing, metal-clad wall systems and specialty steel and structural fabrication for the highly visible project. The commitment to sustainable construction has been challenging but is the only way to go for San Antonio and the Pearl complex.
From a practical standpoint, there are five classifications of benefits provided by LEED approved cleaning services.Healthier Employees – Using certified green cleaning products protects the health of building’s occupants and cleaning personnel. Utilizing proper mixology and use of these cleaning products will reduce exposure to hazardous chemical, biological and particulate contaminants and reduce the Sick Building Syndrome while minimizing absenteeism.
Be true to your LEED commitment. You will be glad you did. LEED certified buildings are running higher occupancy rates than non-LEED certified buildings. Even in the recession, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rated buildings are selling and selling at higher prices than non-LEED certified buildings.
If you own, operate, manage or are employed by a cleaning company, you know change is needed. Look around at the chemicals you use. Look at the number of on-the-job injuries. Look at the absenteeism rate. It is time for cleaning companies to get with the green program.
Of late, the housing market has begun to show some signs of turning the corner. The media has begun to focus on the commercial real estate market and the growing concern that many of the toxic assets on bank balance sheets are secured by commercial buildings that continue to lose their value.In this economy, building owners and operators face many challenges. As companies cut employees and reduce operations, vacancy rates are escalating at an alarming pace. Building owners face tough economic decisions.Many commercial real estate owners have begun to seek green solutions. On one hand there is the mystique of green conversion and new construction costs. On the other hand, there are undisputed energy savings, healthy workplace incentives and environmental benefits. Striking the right balance between investing in sustainable conversions and practical, financial outlay involves imposing considerations.