Sustainability can be simply described as utilizing resources today without compromising the future generation’s ability to do the same. The sustainable building concept is becoming more popular with owners and managers as they realize that buildings are not just potentially healthier and safer, but that often these practices have a financial benefit as well.
Imagine two scenarios that take place commonly across America. The first is in a private-sector boardroom of a corporation looking for ways to improve its bottom-line. The second in the public-sector board meeting of a school district seeking to improve fiscal efficiencies, as well as student results on standardized tests.
Today, building owners across the world are looking for ways to minimize their operating costs and cut down on their environmental impact. As a result, interest in LEED certification has continued to grow. An owner seeking LEED certification for their building may be surprised to learn that reducing the environmental impact of a property’s pest management program is a relatively easy way to obtain two LEED credit points.