05 Aug '11, 7pm

Does the Congressional LEED Ban Make Sense? : Green Building Law Update

Does the Congressional LEED Ban Make Sense? : Green Building Law Update

What is not understood is that high performance buildings reduce operating and maintenance cost of buildings for the long run. Isn't this a goal when building on the public dime? Construction cost is only five per cent of the operating cost of a building. Spending an extra two per cent of that cost to make a building thirty per cent more efficient is a good trade off to save operating cost over thirty or forty years of the life of the building. We should not be building government buildings to be energy hogs. The only way to assure that the public gets a high performing building is to have it certified as high performing. Using a recognized rating system assure that out come. Eventually all building, whether public or private, will be required by buildings codes to be high performance, commissioned and energy efficient. Government buildings should show us the way and be an...

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