If there is a commercial property owner who is currently not thinking along these lines, he soon will. The word has been out for quite some time already that architectural design services will be pushing the envelope in favor of being environmentally or green friendly, if not that, encouraging the commercial property owner into being the driver of yet another sustainable development. Those commercial property owners that already bought into this environmental act may have, for a while already, been motivated by the cost-saving initiatives.
That, surely, has always been the great motivator. How to save as much money as possible. And how to make as much money as possible. It is not greed; it is a necessity. It is what sustains a business. Speaking of which, when architectural design services have had a hand in the building or renovations project, the work done is what qualifies the final outcome as a sustainable development. A green-friendly environment has been created.
The standard building certification these days has green written all over it. It is deemed by the environmentally conscious inspectors that the building poses no threat to the environment. It also recognizes that the property owner and his architectural design team may have invested heavily in the carbon saving initiative. Some cities have legislated that this must be so. While others still have some way to go.
It is inevitable, so rest assured about that. The carbon saving initiative has its primary focus in the energy saving area. Buildings are slowly but surely doing away with the conventions. New LED light saving devices have been installed. Attractive looking glass panels are absorbing and transferring a lot of the required energy. And solar panel installations and buildings are compatible like a hand fitting the glove.