The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) encourages environmentally friendly design and construction by providing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification guidelines for commercial buildings. Starrett Construction is proud to make a meaningful contribution to our environment by actively promoting green building issues and consumer awareness. We are committed to sustainable design and lessening our impact on the environment. As the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) states, build green, everyone profits. We believe in this ideal and strive to lead by example in Southern California's Green construction.
There are countless advantages to building green. Green buildings protect occupant health, which leads to increased productivity, a reduction in sick days, and a general improvement in mood and morale. The focus on conservation means green buildings are energy and water efficient - innovations such as designing for natural sunlight while using architecture to reduce heat intake can greatly reduce the overall cost of a buildings operation. Other green construction methods, such as buying local materials in order to restrict the amount of fuel used in transportation, are also often the best in terms of quality assurance and cost savings.
In fact, green buildings pay for themselves in the first three to seven years, and continue to save our clients money throughout the buildings lifetime.