CABA Information Series

IS-2009-128: Satisfaction with Certified Green Buildings-an Inquiry of Building Occupants in Minnesota

This paper from Dovetail Partners reports on a survey of occupants of green buildings in Minnesota.  The basic topic was whether nine green buildings that were LEED registered remained green after occupancy.  Favorable findings were reported on dual-flush toilets, dimmer switches, exhaust fans, paints and materials with low volatile organic compounds (VOCs), rain barrels, tankless water heaters, Energy Star appliances, programmable thermostats, wood from responsibly-managed forests, and use of local materials.  Better education for manufacturers, contractors, and users is recommended.






















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