Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at some of the most asked questions about Green Buildings. Here you may find the answers to some of your own questions.

Is it always more expensive to build a green building in comparison to a conventional building?

No, green buildings cost about the same as conventional buildings, especially if you incorporate your green vision at early stages of your design. In fact, the life cycle cost of green buildings is much cheaper than conventional buildings.

How can I be saving money by building green?

Using Petra Building Solutions Inc.’s products you will not only be saving money on the operational costs of your building, such as energy bills and maintenance costs, but you will also be cutting labor costs as our products are easier and faster to install. You will start noticing your savings as soon as experts start working on sizing your HVAC system, as you won’t need an HVAC system as big as in a similar building that’s not built on green standards.

What is the expected payback period?

Although this is difficult to precise, as it does not only depend on the type of products you are using, but also on several other complex factors, implementing your green vision at an early stage of the design could save you up to 85% of your running costs of the building. Electricity rates, building design, location, and orientation are only some of the factors that can determine the exact payback period of your investment. This is why a holistic vision of the project may be decisive on the results and return on investment when building green.

Other than saving in costs, what are other reasons why I should consider building green?

Green buildings are healthier and more comfortable to live in. They are also considerably more environmentally friendly, and they address our biggest challenge in human history which is Global Warming.

Where can I learn more about Green Buildings?

In order to learn more about Green Buildings, you can visit the following websites:
http://www.passipedia.org/
http://www.cagbc.org/
http://www.buildingscience.com/

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