Green Building is Good for business! Are you dreaming of renovating your business ? You’re in good company. Its widely shown that patrons prefer greener spaces to bring their business. Below are the whys and how’s of turning your dream into a reality from Southern California’s leading green builder Allen Construction.
A Sustainably Built Food & Beverage Location is Good for Business
If you’re in the food and beverage industry, it’s just good business to figure out how to integrate green building into your location. The 2015 National Restaurant Association’s Industry Forecast found that nearly two-thirds of consumers say they’re likely to consider a restaurant’s eco-friendly practices when they decide where to eat. As a result, thinking sustainability about both your location and your food/drink selections can help grow your business. If you’re in the industry, then this 2016 UCLA study has likely caught your eye, which found in their analysis of more than 74,000 wines that organic wines got consistently higher scores from critics.
Allen Construction is the foremost expert on the central coast for Green building and green tasting room renovation. The Alma Rosa Winery tasting room in Buellton, California is an inviting space for the wine lover. Inspired by nature, Wood benches and tables made from recycled Douglas-fir timbers (originally harvested in 1912) grace the main tasting area. Also a thriving olive tree as its centerpiece of this innovative space designed by Blackbird Architects. Other winery renovations by Allen Construction include Stolpman and Byron tasting rooms in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Want to Maximize Building Performance and Project Quality While Minimizing Cost?
The Design-Build Industry of America found that early inclusion of a builder during design concepting—even as early as pre-design conversations—is not only desirable, but necessary for maximizing eco-friendly outcomes, including level of sustainability, high performance, cost, schedule, and quality.
Building or remodeling sustainably is also good for your pocketbook—whether you stay in your home or sell it. If you plan to stay, the average upfront costs of 2.4% are quickly recouped, as you will continue to reap lower utility bills and better health and comfort for your family throughout your home’s lifespan. If you plan to sell, you could also enjoy significantly higher-than-average neighborhood comps and faster list-to-sale time frames, thanks to your home’s sustainable features, according to this 2016 Institute for Market Transformation report. (Likely because more than half of U.S. consumers rank green and energy-efficiency as top requirements for their next homes.)
A Growing Green Residential Market
If you are considering building or renovating your home in a way that lessens your environmental impact, you’re in good company. In fact, a 2015 USGBC study indicates that we can expect the residential green construction market to grow from $55 million in 2015 to $100.4 million in 2018, representing a year-over-year growth of 24%. This is even more impressive when you consider that residential green construction represented just 2% of the market back in 2005.
New 2017 Energy Codes Makes Early Builder Involvement Not Just a Nicety, but a Necessity.
In California, getting a builder involved early is imperative for another reason. California’s new 2017 energy code is significantly more aggressive – by a factor of 30% to 35%. This means that design aesthetics such as window walls that capture stunning views can’t happen without a knowledgeable builder’s input on integrated energy design. Even if you’ve built or remodeled homes in other states, California is leading the way in green building code.
Allen Construction’s History as the Green Building Leader in Southern California
Founded in 1983, Allen Construction’s core mission is to be the most innovative builder by wowing their clients, honoring their people, perfecting their craft, and improving the planet. To this end, Allen employees are consistently encouraged to stay on top of the latest innovations in the building industry and continually hone their expertise—including tackling designs that require complex engineering, new building materials, cutting edge techniques, or sensitive historical restoration.
Allen Construction has a robust portfolio of some of the greenest buildings in the country and a long-standing reputation for delivering meticulous craftsmanship. Recipient of numerous regional and national industry honors, Allen is perhaps best known among those that have worked with the firm for its exceptional customer service. Everyone at the employee-owned company, from receptionist to President, is focused on building lifelong relationships with clients, architects, designers, trades, and suppliers.