CABA Information Series

IS-2007-76: Cost of Green Revisited

According to a study of 221 buildings, green buildings cost about the same as conventional buildings. Eighty-three of these buildings were designed with the intent of being sustainable. Some green features were present in the non-green buildings. A majority of the green buildings did not cost more because of the green features. Detailed costing methods are included. This study recommends that green should be included in building planning, not as an added requirement. 



















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