Lead with LEDs, even without LEED
At Columbia Construction in North Reading, Massachusetts supporting our clients’ goals in building energy-efficient green buildings is a priority. In fact, several years ago, we established an Energy Division tasked specifically with finding ways for clients to generate renewable solar PV energy, and reduce energy use and operational costs.
The lowdown on LED lighting retrofits
The term “lighting retrofit” can be a little overwhelming. What does it mean? What is involved? How much will it cost? A capital improvement that can increase the market value of your property, a lighting retrofit converts older, outdated lighting technology (fluorescent and HID lamps, for example) to newer, more energy-efficient technology (such as LEDs).
Sustainability’s New Road Map: 4 keys about green parking
The idea of green building is here to stay, as the popularity of the LEED rating system attests. And now another structure presents opportunities for greater sustainability: The parking garage. New thinking and new technology make it possible to reduce the environmental impact of parking structures and to improve communities through eco-aware parking services. Following […]