An eco-commercial can be defined as a business co-exist together and with the local context in an attempt to reduce waste and pollution. It efficiently share resources such as information technology materials, water, energy, infrastructure, and the natural resources, and with goals to achieve comprehensive sustainable development, whilst increasing economic gains and improving environmental quality.
This eco-commercial building may also be planned, designed, and built in such a way that it makes it easier for business to operate in the long run, it will contribute to a more financially sound, and environmentally friendly option for the developer.
The effective use and reuse of building materials together with the site construction plan will help to minimise the environmental impacts as well as the recurring costs.
Building materials may reflect, transmit or absorb the solar radiation, thus making it vital to choose the right design elements and materials that utilise solar energy in the most efficient way.
It will reduce heat gains through the roof exposure while reducing the energy load on cooling systems.
Application of the renewable energy will help to reduce both utility costs and environmental impacts of the energy production.
In the low traffic areas, the use of porous paved surfaces will also assist on-site stormwater infiltration and reducing erosion.
It is developed in a pedestrian-friendly location that will likely promoting healthy lifestyle and alternative mode of transportation.