It used to be that executives scouting a location for a new office building, manufacturing plant or distribution center only needed to consider potential revenue, local tax incentives and regulatory issues.
Today, however, as the United States gradually crawls out of a recession, organizations are starting to revisit their expansion plans. How they treat the local environment has become a key part of their site selection process. Why? Environmental concerns can directly affect a project’s overall costs and build schedule, public perception and workforce morale, as well as relationships with partners, government agencies and future generations.
Conversely, the location choice for a new development project can have a colossal impact on local and global environments. Environmental consequences can surface in everything from a facility’s location to design, orientation, impact on the landscape and the building materials used.
To read the full article from GreenBiz, please click here.
Download the latest whitepaper Effectiveness of Local Agency Sustainability Plans
Subscribe to Greenwatch Newsletter Check out the latest issues
Read Our Latest Case Study Assisting City of Dublin with CEQA Review for Major Kaiser Permanente Medical Facility