|Green Building Construction with Bayside Development and Construction Inc|
A green building, also known as a sustainable building, is a structure that is designed, built, renovated, operated, or reused in an ecological and resource-efficient manner. Green buildings are designed to meet certain objectives such as protecting occupant health; improving employee productivity; using energy, water, and other resources more efficiently; and reducing the overall impact to the environment. A green building may cost more up front, but saves through lower operating costs over the life of the building. The green building approach applies a project life cycle cost analysis for determining the appropriate up-front expenditure. This analytical method calculates costs over the useful life of the asset. These and other cost savings can only be fully realized when they are incorporated at the project's conceptual design phase with the assistance of an integrated team of professionals. The integrated systems approach ensures that the building is designed as one system rather than a collection of stand-alone systems. Some benefits, such as improving occupant health, comfort, productivity, reducing pollution and landfill waste are not easily quantified. Consequently, they are not adequately considered in cost analysis. For this reason, consider setting aside a small portion of the building budget to cover differential costs associated with less tangible green building benefits or to cover the cost of researching and analyzing green building options.Even with a tight budget, many green building measures can be incorporated with minimal or zero increased up-front costs and they can yield enormous savings.
We pride ourselves at Bayside Development and Construction Inc to be on the leading edge in green construction. It begines at Bayside Development and Construction Inc in the design stage of landscaping to protect and retain its existing, natural features. We select plants that have low water and pesticide needs, and generate minimum plant trimmings. We recommend use of compost and mulches. This will save water and time. Passive design strategies can dramatically affect building energy performance. These measures include building shape and orientation, passive solar design, and the use of natural lighting. We install high-efficiency lighting systems with advanced lighting controls, such as motion sensors tied to dimmable lighting controls. Task lighting reduces general overhead light levels. We take a close look at the electric loads to minimize electrical consuption from lighting, equipment, and appliances. We design with adequate space to facilitate recycling collection and to incorporate a solid waste management program that prevents waste generation. Water Efficiency Minimize wastewater by using ultra low-flush toilets, low-flow shower heads, and other water conserving fixtures.
Recent studies reveal that buildings with good overall environmental quality can reduce the rate of respiratory disease, allergy, asthma, sick building symptoms, and enhance worker performance. We choose construction materials and interior finish products with zero or low emissions to improve indoor air quality. We provide adequate ventilation and a high-efficiency, in-duct filtration system. Heating and cooling systems that ensure adequate ventilation and proper filtration can have a dramatic and positive impact on indoor air quality. We prevent indoor microbial contamination through selection of materials resistant to microbial growth, provide effective drainage from the roof and surrounding landscape, install adequate ventilation in bathrooms, allow proper drainage of air-conditioning coils, and design other building systems to control humidity.