With baby boomers aging into retirement and more people insured due to health care reform, the health care industry shows no signs of slowing down in the coming years. In fact, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting that the health care and social service sectors will become the largest employment sector in the country over the next decade, overtaking state and federal government positions.
The Bullitt Center was a game-changer. While none of the individual green technologies contained in the 55,000-sf, six-story office building are unique, no one had ever used them so comprehensively to create a truly self-sufficient structure. And building the “greenest commercial building in the world” wouldn’t have been possible without the innovative structural design solutions of DCI Engineers.
The A/E/C industry has adopted a whole assortment of green building standards in recent years, aiming to cut down on the environmental impacts of new construction. Rain water is collected, hopefully cutting down on stormwater that sends pollutants to local waterways. Solar panels generate electricity, which should reduce the need for non-renewable power. Low energy light bulbs limit total energy consumption.
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