13 Jun '14, 4pm

Green Building Design and Construction – 5 Factors Giving High Performance

Green Building Design and Construction – 5 Factors Giving High Performance

Green building design and construction offers enhanced cost-effectiveness, energy, security, long lasting flexibility, quality of life, climate change vindication, and more. Sustainable building design and construction technology enhances energy efficiency of buildings by 30%. The internal rate of return on investments reached 28.6% in the last decade – which is about four times better if compared to average corporate bond earnings and double the returns observed for high-performing venture capitals. 40% of energy consumed in United States is utilized to operate their buildings. A research report by Rhodium Group in 2013, in the USA about $ 432 billion is spent every year to power homes, stores and offices which equals the amount the private sector spends on health insurance. It leaves mankind with no other alternative but to try out for other options – or practice energy ...

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