Green Future? Is it possible? Of course!
Last month the world turned its attention towards China’s most polluted city. CNN reported that in the city of Baoding, the smog is so thick you can see it. It can burn your eyes and leave a nasty chemical taste in your mouth.
That is the reality of cities around the world. Urban metropolises shrouded in thick clouds of pollution. Streets littered with trash, skies full of smoke, and waterways full of harmful chemicals. The dirty world we live in was dirtied up by us – humans. Logically that should mean that the clean world we desire for our future should be cleaned up by us as well.
It IS getting better. One step at a time.
One of the most exciting pieces of progress in the puzzle of environmental responsibility is to watch how the construction of new buildings is moving from environmentally hazardous to environmentally harmless. The USGBC (United States Green Building Council) is transforming buildings in major metropolises around the world into shining examples of the way our future cities will look.
Is there really hope for our future cities?
The USGBC issues the LEED certification to new construction projects. Any new construction project that desires a LEED certification has to go through intense scrutiny by the USGBC to see if they are up to the appropriate environmental standards. It’s possible that in the future, all buildings will eventually have to go through such scrutiny – vastly cleaning up our cities and making our environment a safer place to live.
Right now in the United States, 38% of all CO2 emissions and 73% of all electricity consumption comes from buildings ALONE. This is huge. However, buildings that attain LEED status consume 25% less energy, 11% less water, and 34% lower greenhouse gas emissions.
The future is in our hands.
We have the capability to change the world with something as simple as making sure our new construction projects (or current building management projects) are LEED certified. Cities like Baoding China, all the way to Raleigh, North Carolina where we’re headquartered can drastically change for the better if our buildings are “greened”!
eWater Advantage is passionately committed to helping you attain LEED status for the buildings you manage. We provide a truly innovative alternative to chemical cleaning products, a new technology called “engineered water”. Through the scientific process of electrolyzation, simple tap water is transformed into a powerful cleaning agent – and then naturally changes back into water within 24 hours. Safe for the water supply, your building, and the future of our planet. Oh, did we mention that it’s cheaper than regular cleaning products? There’s nothing to lose. It’s time to go green – it’s time to create real hope for a GREEN future!