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What is Green Building and how did Genzyme do it?
The common objective is that green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:
Since it opened in late 2003, Genzyme Center has been viewed as a symbol of environmentally responsible construction. It has shown that it is possible to create a healthy and comfortable workplace for employees while still reducing its impact on the environment.
72% SURVEYED said they felt more alert and productive
88% said having direct views and access to the interior gardens improved their sense of well being
75% said the building’s clear glass design has increased their sense of connection with colleagues
92% said the building has increased their sense of pride about Genzyme’s commitment to the environment
If you're involved with a new project, and you are not making it as green and low energy as possible, it will be functionally obsolete the day it opens and economically disadvantaged for its entire lifetime.
Jerry Yudelson, former national board member of the U.S. Green Building Council (2008)
We dont inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.American Indian Proverb
Mark GeroLEED AP, [email protected]@gbccroatia.org