Greening our Built World: Costs, Benefits, and Strategies
€ 47,50
192 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59726-477-8
Island Press


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Greening our Built World: Costs, Benefits, and Strategies

By Greg Kats

Greening our Built World reports the results of a large-scale study based on extensive financial and technical analyses of more than 150 green buildings in the U.S. and ten other countries. It provides detailed findings on the costs and financial benefits of building green. According to the study, green buildings cost roughly 2% more to build than conventional buildings—far less than previously assumed—and provide a wide range of financial, health and social benefits. In addition, green buildings reduce energy use by an average of 33%, resulting in significant cost savings.

A compelling combination of rock-solid facts and specific examples, this book proves that green design is both cost-effective and earth-friendly.

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