In This Issue:
  What it means to be "Green"
  Tips: Improve your energy efficiency
  What Ayars & Ayars has to offer you
  Services Provided
  Current Projects
  Construction Portfolio
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Welcome to our newsletter featuring sustainable design and the benefits it can provide you.
  How BIG is your carbon footprint?
What it means to be "Green"

It's estimated that commercial and residential buildings in the U.S. consume 65 percent of all electricity, as well as 12 percent of drinkable water and 40 percent of all raw materials (Commission for Environmental Cooperation). The intention of sustainable design or building "green" is to eliminate negative environmental impact completely, through skillful, sensitive design. This negative impact is referred to as our "carbon footprint". A carbon footprint is made up of the sum of 2 parts, primary (turquoise) & secondary (yellow). The primary footprint is a measure of our direct emissions of CO2 from things like transportation or heating your home...we have direct control of these. The secondary footprint measures the indirect CO2 emissions from the whole lifecycle of products we use, from manufacture until breakdown. The more we buy, the more emissions caused on our behalf. Here are just a few ways to help "green" your building

Energy Use: Upgrade your energy efficiency by purchasing energy saving light bulbs, fixtures, electronics and appliances. Click to see your savings!
Save Water: Installing low flow toilets, faucets, urinals and hose valves into your new or existing building can save hundreds of thousands of gallons of water each year.

Recycle: It is important to recycle EVERYTHING that you possibly can so you reduce your secondary footprint. What can you recycle?

  Putting More Green Back in Your Pockets
Delivering More Based on Less

There are numerous advantages to designing for sustainability that exceed the up-front construction costs, and Ayars & Ayars, Inc. wants to show you how. Lower operating costs, higher productivity due to an increased occupant comfort and health (which also may lead to reduced insurance costs), and reduced environmental impacts are just some of the benefits Ayars & Ayars, Inc. has to offer. Let our team of LEED accredited professionals help you come up with a plan for your new or existing building. Contact your Ayars & Ayars, Inc. representative listed below to discuss details. Click to Learn More.

  Contact Information
Lincoln Office
6500 Holdrege Street
Lincoln, NE 68505
Toll free: 877-435-8600
Phone: 402-435-8600
Fax: 402-464-6810
Omaha Office
7021 L Street
Omaha, NE 68117
Toll free: 877-453-8600
Phone: 402-453-8600
Fax: 402-334-5489
Mike Ayars
402 429-7160