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The group discussed everything the Better Buildings Challenge and sustainability is important to the city of Atlanta as well as what sustainability really means and how it applies to existing and new building projects and what the job market looks like for sustainability professionals.
Bastian explained that true sustainability is not just good for the environment, but good for the economy as well and that allows the city to flourish.
Tom Boeck of Sustainable Options agreed explaining that if making a building project sustainable bankrupts a company it is meaningless, so he works to help companies build projects that are both sustainable and within the budget. He further explained that in this economy where there is high vacancy and low occupancy, buildings with sustainable features are able to compete better because the provide a better long term proposition for tenants.
Host Elizabeth Gordon questioned what certification really adds to the mix, and both Boeck and consultant Susie Spivey agreed that certification is proof to consumers that you did what you said you were going to do. Susie also said that design has gotten to a point where good design is green design.
Eryn Emerich added to the discussion explaining that as more and more consumers demand sustainability from the companies they do business with, the job market for sustainable professionals grows. She noted that she is seeing an upswing in the demand for talent in the field and is encouraged by the growth she is seeing nationwide.
To learn more about the City of Atlanta’s Sustainability initiatives, and the work being done by Sustainable Options, tvsdesign and Footprint listen to the complete interview on the Results Matter Radio page for Atlanta Business RadioX™.
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