CIBS Office Sustainability

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Preserving Aggieland for the Future

Texas A&M University defines Sustainability as the efficient, deliberate, and responsible preservation of environmental, social, and economic resources to protect our earth for future generations of Texas Aggies, the Texas A&M community, and beyond.
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Why Live Sustainably at Texas A&M?

According to the U.S. Green Building Council, buildings in the United States account for:

 72% of electricity consumption,

 38% of all carbon emissions,

 40% of raw materials use,

 30% of waste output (136 million tons annually), and

 14% of potable water consumption.

Green building techniques reduce these environmental impacts as well as lower total cost of ownership. Furthermore, Green buildings promote a healthier environment for the building occupants. The Texas A&M University campus has over 21.5 million square feet of building space, therefore promoting sustainable building and renovation practices has the potential for significant cost savings and environmental benefits. To further our efforts in green building practices, the DRB website offers many resources about buildings, landscapes and site furnishings.

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