The results are in…when it comes to the business case for sustainability, green buildings “walk the talk.”
In a recently issued white paper, GSA outlined the results of a post-occupancy evaluation study of 22 “green” federal buildings from across the country; the findings: compared to national average commercial buildings–
they cost less to maintain, by 19 percent
they use less energy and water, by 25 percent
they emit fewer carbon dioxide emissions, by 36 percent and
they have more satisfied occupants, by 27 percent.