Benefits of Building Green

August 5th, 2005 by Peter Schmelzer

These may be things you already know, but here is a brief refresher of the benefits of sustainable design, as suggested by
Alex Wilson of Environmental Building News ( in Volume 14, Number 4.

Benefits include:
first-cost savings (like reduced material costs),
operating cost reductions (like lower energy consumption),
other benefits (like positive image),
heath and productivity increases (such as reduced absenteeism),
community benefits (like reduced loads on municipal sewer systems),
environmental benefits (like reduced runoff), and
social benefits (support of the new sustainable business economy).

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