A New Year’s Resolution to Build Greener Projects
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Over the past 30 years, there has been a push to build greener and more environmentally-friendly appliances, vehicles, machinery and structures. Each year, select companies in the specialty construction industry take every effort to build sustainable projects that foster and transform buildings that favor intelligent design, clean energy and healthy materials. With the development of greener golf courses, water features and exhibits, theme construction companies, such as Outside the Lines in Southern California, continue to minimize the impact of their projects on the environment by incorporating practices that will help shape the future.
In 2000, the U.S. Green Building Council developed the LEED rating system through an open, consensus-based process led by LEED committees. This year there will be a new update of the LEED rating system, coined LEED 2012, is the next step in the continuous improvement process and ongoing development cycle of LEED.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is redefining the way most of us think about the places we work, learn and live. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
When the project allows, or calls for it, Outside the Lines strives to meet the LEED requirements in the design and construction of its specialty and themed environments. This year, as a 2012 new year’s resolution, Outside the Lines seeks to continue to build environmentally-friendly and sustainable projects by enhancing efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy and development space. Most simply, to OTL, the idea of sustainability, or ecologically friendly design, is to ensure that its actions and decisions today don’t inhibit the opportunities of future generations.
For more information about specialty construction projects, or how Outside the Lines can help you build a greener more sustainable project, please contact Hugh F. Hughes at Outside the Lines at (714) 637-4747, extension 151, or email OTL at firstname.lastname@example.org.