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Planning the Location of a Green Office
May 18, 2009 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
Locating the right spot for sustainable office space, whether your organization is leasing or building, is important to consider if you’re planning to earn LEED certification.
If you’re looking for leased space, the ideal is finding a building that is LEED for Core and Shell certified. If you can’t find a LEED-CS space that’s suitable, look for buildings that have implemented energy and water conservation measures in the building envelope and core.
If you’re looking for real estate, pay attention to a number of proximity-related issues: how close the site is to public transportation, likely employee homes, retail and restaurant establishments that will be visited by employees. Siting a building near these things will cut down on the amount of driving employees will have to do.