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Benefits of the Better Buildings™ Initiative

Environmental

  • Reduce the impact existing buildings have on the environment and resources.
  • Reduce air emissions associated with existing buildings.
  • Improve indoor air quality and occupant comfort.
  • Foster a sustainable approach to the operation of existing buildings.

Economic

  • Stimulate regional economic activity in the retrofit industry and create a demand for eco-efficient building technology and expertise.
  • Increase the longevity and asset value of existing buildings.
  • Reduce the infrastructure cost of operating and servicing existing buildings.
  • Reduce the environmental costs associated with their impact on the environment.

Social

  • Stimulate employment opportunities in the retrofit industry, manufacturing and service industry.
  • Increase knowledge and awareness of the occupant and regional benefits of eco-efficient and sustainable buildings.
  • Encourages modernization and renewal of deteriorated buildings and systems.
  • Become recognized nationally/internationally for our environmental stewardship.

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