Modifying the design of commercial buildings so that they consume low to no power can reduce emissions. Green building design generally applies to the building shell and energy use associated with heating and cooling, but can also incorporate air-conditioning and heating systems.

What Can I Do?

Whether you are a business owner that is considering building, or you have an existing building, there are steps you can take to improve the design to use less energy and water. If you work in a larger complex, you can consider working together with other businesses to improve the energy performance of the building. If you are planning a new building for your business, ensure you source an architect or master builder who is experienced in designing energy efficient buildings.

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Green Building Council of Australia case studies