EarthNews Radio: Green Construction
Green businesses are growing more popular these days, and turning your business into a green one is becoming a good financial choice, as well as a good choice for the planet.
Jerry Kay spoke with Kevin Danaher, co-founder of Global Exhange:
Danaher says that the industry where green practices have penetrated the most is construction. Today, a company can build structures that are price-competitive from day one, rather than having to wait five years for energy cost savings.
One major construction company, Swinerton, has gone totally green. The company has a 60,000 sq. ft. headquarters with solar power and insulation that keeps its monthly energy bill to $10 per month. Danaher says that if you show contractors that bottom line, they become green because its in their self-interest to do so.
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