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Who cares about a building’s environmental excellence?

Written by: Oscar Vargas

Apparently, building owners and facility managers in over 175 countries care. More than 105,000 buildings they own and manage have earned LEED® certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is awarded for a building’s energy efficiency, water efficiency, sustainable materials, waste reduction, and indoor air quality.

Now, a streamlined process also enables the achievement of the WELL Building Standard®, administered by the International WELL Building Institute. That standard recognizes a building’s specific benefits to occupant health and wellness: access to healthy food options, fitness facilities, natural light, indoor air quality, water quality, and the control of noise and vibration. The two rating systems’ similar outcomes, goals, and methods allow efficient documentation supporting both certifications.

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The ecoPreserve team has guided and documented the certification of more than 50 million square feet of high-performance buildings. Sustainable property improvements can bring immediate benefits and return value month after month. Let’s discuss this! Reach out to consider which of 12 industry-standard certifications, energy management services, community resiliency, or waste management strategies offers greatest potential for your organization!

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