An emphasis on sustainability

51986771 - green city conceptAnybody who goes to an office job each day knows the drill. Especially in urban downtown areas, the amount of older buildings is innumerable. And at each one, the surroundings are very similar: neon lights that can flicker at times, sinks in “kitchen” areas that get clogged up and require multiple plumber visits, and elevators that sound as if they still run on the original electric grid.

As buildings get older and require massive renovation or demolition, the willingness and desire to have sustainable infrastructure grows. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, buildings account for 12% of greenhouse gas emissions. What’s more, nearly a third of that number is caused by the production of electricity. By building infrastructure with green sustainability in mind, the owners of those buildings produce lower emissions and contribute to the local economy.

What is a green building? Let’s take it from the World Green Building Council: “A green building is a building that, in its design, construction or operation, reduces or eliminates negative impacts, and can create positive impacts, on our climate and natural environment. Green buildings preserve precious natural resources and improve our quality of life.”

How does green building help? Working on sustainable infrastructure allows a new builder to improve the surrounding water quality, air quality, climate resiliency and community environment. By focusing on sustainability, new buildings are a good neighbor to the surrounding area and also set an example for other surrounding development.

Are there any ‘quick and easy’ green building improvements I can make? Building owners can partner with companies that can replace the cabling infrastructure and find reduced energy consumption through the associated costs. You can also install fiber cable that, by activating local networks, saves energy and reduces the material and landlines needed.

One of the reasons we at Americom have been able to enjoy success is our emphasis on quality and sustainability. Salt Lake City’s hiking trails and scenic areas are some of the region’s biggest attractions. We appreciate working on projects that have a focus on sustainability and green infrastructure. Being able to work on utility construction and cabling services with minimal environmental degradation is a point of pride for us. We know our focus on quality, plus our ability to recognize the advantages of sustainable infrastructure will be attractive to future partners as well. To learn more about our focus on sustainability and green infrastructure, we invite you to visit our website today.

2020-02-10T09:21:16-07:00 January 22nd, 2020|Tips & Tricks|