Wednesday, September 12, 2007

What is the cost of Green Design?

There is a new survey out that discovers eco-friendly design doesn't cost nearly as much as people commonly believe. The survey asked 1400 professionals, and found that most people thought green design costs were 300% higher than they actually were, or about 17% of the total construction cost. The reality is that most buildings only cost 5% more than standard construction, and some are less than that.

To read the survey from The World Business Council for Sustainable Development, visit

For more info, see the article THE COSTS OF GREEN ARCHITECTURE by Jorge at

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