GREEN BUILDING RESEARCH

Green building research and reports are available for download below:

 
Greening American’s schools – Costs and Benefits 
Version updated on usgbc.org – October 2006
Costing Green: A comprehensive cost database and budgeting methodology  
Version updated on usgbc.org – July 2004
Life Cycle Assessments – a guide on using the LCA  
The guide, developed by German Sustainable Building Council, convey a basic understanding of the great benefits that is offered by the use of life cycle assessments in the planning process. The potential of LCA to reduce environmental impacts in the construction industry is emphasised with reference to the individual work phases. Additionally, example possibilities for visualising LCA results are shown with the aid of a toolbox.
WorldGBC – Doing Right by Planet and People  
World Green Building Council’s report Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building urges companies to make green improvements by highlighting the tangible economic benefits of green building and showcasing improved occupant satisfaction when companies implement new health, wellbeing and productivity features in existing green structures.
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