A new property project like an office block gives you the opportunity to start from scratch with design, layout, and functionality. Why not follow one of today’s hottest trends and go green? Not only is it better for the environment, it will raise the value of the property in the long run.
Here are three ways to think green when it comes time to break ground on your new office block
1. Build sustainable, be cost-effective
It might surprise you to know that buildings built with alternative materials and green technology are often more cost-effective than other types of buildings. The construction process reduces on-site grading, saves natural resources, and creates waste that can be recycled rather than dumped. And, when it comes to interior design, green buildings tend to use natural lighting and highly efficient cooling systems. Not to mention low-VOC materials for painting and flooring. The result? A kinder, healthier environment for all.
2. Create a natural space
Whether it’s an indigenous garden flowing from your boardroom doors, an indoor atrium, or a vertical garden for each office floor, introducing living greenery into your space can impress potential tenants or buyers, have a positive effect on employee health and mood, and enhance the overall aesthetics of your property. What’s not to love about that?
3. Hire the right people
If you’re going to go green (or sustainable or indigenous), make sure your contractors understand what that takes and how to properly execute your project. From the architect to the landscaper, you need an experienced and knowledgeable team to get you on the right track and ensure your project is a success.
The ‘going green’ trend (at home, at work, indoors and outside) is only gaining ground with each passing year. Want to stay on top of the property game? It’s a trend worth investigating and incorporating into your next building project, whether it’s as a guiding principle or as a significant element – a beautiful garden has so many benefits that it’s an investment worth making.
Ready to include a garden that truly adds value to your commercial property? Work with the professionals – contact our experienced commercial landscaping team. We create and maintain outdoor spaces with indigenous, sustainable landscapes with your needs in mind.