A new comprehensive report from the World Building Council (WorldGBC) examined whether or not it's possible to attach a financial value to the cost and benefits of green buildings.
The article argues that "green buildings can be delivered at a price comparable to conventional buildings and investments can be recouped through operational cost savings – and with the right design features, can create a more productive workplace."
In a statement, WorldGBC said that the report synthesized credible evidence on green buildings and the tangible benefits that come with it.
Key findings include:
The report concludes that the green building industry can deliver on large scale economic priorities, and play a fundamental and cost-effective role in tackling some of the immediate changes of our time.