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Green has become more than just a trend in the plumbing industry. Now, many customers demand green installations in their home or building.

Green buildings may cut emissions from water by 50 percent

Green has become more than just a trend in the plumbing industry. Now, many customers demand green installations in their home or building.

It’s not just to help save the environment, as green plumbing can cut greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 50 percent, according to a study from the Center for Resource Efficient Communities at U.C. Berkeley. Environmental Leader printed the study, also citing that going green can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from solid waste management by 48 percent, thereby helping to cut costs.

The GHG reductions were achieved through a variety of strategies, from water-efficient landscaping to recycling programs to commuter benefit programs.

Green buildings also save business owners money, says Mike Schoenecker, vice president at Winkelman Building Corp. The savings comes from lower energy, water maintenance and repair costs, as well as rebates, tax credits and other financial incentives for building green.

Read more about the study at Environmental Leader’s website.

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