Think it costs too much to incorporate ecological measures into homes or buildings? Think again. It actually saves money in the long run, according to a report by California’s Sustainable Building Task Force.
Average additional amount it costs to construct a green building compared to a conventional one.
Additional cost per square foot to construct a green building.
Cost premium for green buildings five years ago.
Estimated savings over twenty years when $100,000 worth of green building features are invested into a $5 million building project. (That’s ten times the savings of the initial investment.)
Per square foot savings of a green building over twenty years.
Amount builders can reduce building energy consumption while sticking to a budget. (Wisconsin Green Building Alliance)
Increase in worker productivity following a move to a green, daylit facility. (Environmental Design & Construction, July/August 2000)
Download the report: CIWMB.ca.gov/ greenbuilding/design