Many of today’s commercial buildings are being constructed with energy efficiency and economically sound principles in mind. LEED certifications have become practically commonplace, and architects and developers are creating properties that are cleaner and greener than ever.
But what about existing buildings, particularly those constructed more than a couple of decades ago? Retrofitting these properties to become more sustainable can be extremely costly, and in the current economy many owners don’t have the means to do complete overhauls. Fortunately, options do exist for making buildings greener without going bankrupt. Some involve taking advantage of existing financing programs, while others deal with reexamining operating procedures.
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