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Commitment to Green Building Practices Pays Off

Commitment to Green Building Practices Pays Off | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
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.

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The Green Building Tipping Point

According to the McGraw-Hill Green Outlook report which tracks the building industry, the value of green construction starts jumped 50% from $42 billion in 2008 to $71 billion in 2010, when it represented 25% of the all new building activity.
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