Study shows cost effectiveness of green buildings

Summary

The US Green Building Council has released a study that shows the financial benefits of green buildings exceed the costs by a factor of 10 to 1.

The benefits include improved health productivity plus lowered operations and maintenance costs in green buildings. The study examined national data for a hundred green buildings and made an in depth review of several hundred existing studies to find sustainable buildings to be a very cost-effective investment.

Primary author(s): US Green Building Council

Source: KIBT News
No 352 20 November 200

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