It used to be that executives scouting a location for a new office building, manufacturing plant or distribution center only needed to consider potential revenue, local tax incentives and regulatory issues.
Today, however, as the United States gradually crawls out of a recession, organizations are starting to revisit their expansion plans. How they treat the local environment has become a key part of their site selection process. Why? Environmental concerns can directly affect a project’s overall costs and build schedule, public perception and workforce morale, as well as relationships with partners, government agencies and future generations.
Conversely, the location choice for a new development project can have a colossal impact on local and global environments. Environmental consequences can surface in everything from a facility’s location to design, orientation, impact on the landscape and the building materials used.
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