Commercial buildings, including office spaces are responsible for over 40% operating expenses borne by the business. It is estimated that office and residential buildings will contribute to 8% of the total global energy by the year 2050. It is also estimated that commercial buildings all over the world alone will release 3,800 megatons of carbon by 2050.
Most Americans spend close to 90 percent of their time indoors, so creating environments that are safer, cleaner and built with wellness in mind is more important than ever. But finding solutions that prove a real return on investment and offer true safety benefits to the public can be difficult.
Code compliance, working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are key to saving lives
May 5, 2014
May’s Building Safety Month has been used since its inception in 1980 as an opportunity to promote public awareness about a variety of building hazards. The theme for week one of Building Safety Month 2014, May 6-12, sponsored by the American Wood Council (AWC), is “Code Officials: Keeping Fire in its Place.”