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Green Spotlight on The Cost and Value of LEED® Certification

Cornerstone speaks with Alan Traugott Q:  Why do soft costs attributable to LEED certification vary so much? A:  Because the costs are dependent on the nature of the project, the experience of the team, the design approach, and the level of LEED certification under consideration.  The green building process requires additional effort on the part of […]

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Cost of LEED Green Buildings

By William G. Reed Although the database is still limited, there currently exist enough completed projects and experience to indicate cost trends in the realization of officially certified LEED™ projects. The following qualifications need to be considered in any discussion of the “cost of green”: The cost of green buildings can only be compared when […]

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LEED: What a Difference a Year Makes

By Peter Templeton, LEED Program Manager, U.S. Green Building Council If you’ve ever been asked, “What is a green building?” you know that it’s a difficult question to answer.  If you’ve ever tried constructing a green building, you know the answer is very important.  Last March, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) responded to that […]

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