EDGE is a new tool by the IFC that makes the cost-saving aspects of sustainable buildings more evident, especially in emerging markets.
If a new small business wants to become sustainable, it should focus on internal consistency and external credibility.
New methods of reusing this recycled paper need to be developed to sustain its use, but also new processes of recycling paper are being explored.
Chemical-free, or green cleaning, is becoming a fast growing trend among universities and corporate businesses.
Though much of the push toward sustainable structures is motivated by a desire to protect the environment, there are also other factors that may make running green facilities appealing for the commercial, educational and residential sectors.
The World Green Building Council is also taking steps to encourage companies to maintain clean facilities, such as the recent initiation of a project that seeks to demonstrate the efficiency and health advantages of green structures for businesses, Justmeans reported.
As more and more companies realize that sustainability is a key factor in competitiveness, green building practices are constantly evolving.