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Go Green from the Ground Up

Building green means incorporating environmental considerations and resource efficiency into every step of the design and construction process to minimize the overall impact on the environment. Green building practices help promote a whole-building approach to sustainability by addressing site orientation, water conservation, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

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The Benefits of Going Green

Building according to green practices benefits everyone and everything.

Environmental benefits:

•    Enhances and protects ecosystems, while biodiversity Improves air and water quality
•    Reduces solid waste
•    Conserves natural resources

Economic benefits:

•    Reduces operating costs
•    Enhances asset value and profits
•    Improves employee productivity and satisfaction
•    Optimizes life cycle economic performance

Health and community benefits:

•    Improves air, thermal and acoustic environments
•    Enhances occupant comfort and health
•    Minimizes strain on local infrastructure
•    Contributes to overall quality of life

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Life Cycle Cost Study

By their very nature Daltile’s products have always been an earth-friendly design element. Simply because ceramic tile can last much longer than soft surfaces, as well as all other hard surfaces, it won’t likely be replaced for decades.

The Life Cycle Cost Study is a comprehensive article comparing common interior flooring materials in educational facilities based on initial cost, replacement cost, service life, and operations and maintenance costs.

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