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rahulsharma

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Hey friends. I am planning to construct a new building for my IT firm. I was impressed after reading about green commercial structures, and would love to incorporate some of those aspects to make a green workspace. But do these eco-friendly edifices truly affect energy efficiency as they promise. Wouldn’t the installation cost be a burden? Please guide.
 

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The cost is definitely higher to build, but the return over time should more than cover the cost. There are many levels that you can go for.
 

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I'd definitely look into zero-emission and low-energy building. As SnS said, this pays off over time. You said you're running an IT firm. So if the cooling of servers is an issue there is a lot of potential in saving energy there. For example you can use groundwater for cooling (and heating).

Building sustainibly also increases the value should you ever want to sell.
 

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It would help if you added your location to your profile.
Depending on where you are there may be local tax credits, power company discounts, state insentives.
 

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