Is Building Green Good for Business?

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A comprehensive report from the World Green Building Council examined the financial value to the cost and benefits of green buildings.

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:

  • Building green does not necessarily need to cost more, especially with cost strategies, program management, and environmental strategies as part of the development process.
  • Green buildings have been shown to save money through reduced energy and water use, and lower long-term operations and maintenance costs.
  • Green buildings can also be attributed to providing a healthy indoor environment that improves worker productivity and occupant health and well-being.

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.



By Gaylen Davenport

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About Gaylen Davenport

Worldwide provides clients complete turnkey energy efficiency evaluation and solutions. Our focus is in energy saving measures that offer the most savings and financial incentives, creating a rapid return on investment. What sets Worldwide apart is our ability to design, install and certify our installations to qualify for the Federal tax incentives for energy efficiency, then provide the documentation necessary to secure the tax incentives. Worldwide has recently entered the renewable energy field at the request of several of our clients.

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