29 Oct '13, 2pm

The extra cost of a #LEED certified hospital? Not much more, study shows:

Gail Vittori co-authored this article with Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP, Perkins+Will, and Breeze Glazer, LEED AP, Perkins+Will. Green hospitals, especially LEED- certified ones, represent a strategically significant segment of the broader green building movement, with ambitious goals to curb greenhouse gases, conserve natural resources, use healthy materials and protect air and water quality. Already, hospitals are on the high end of all building sectors in the U.S. relative to energy and water intensity per square foot. So what is the capital cost premium of a LEED-certified hospital? To answer this question, we refreshed a 2008 study that surveyed 13 LEED-certified healthcare buildings — including hospitals, ambulatory and mixed-use facilities — by interviewing project teams associated with 15 LEED-certified hospitals completed between 2010 and 2012. Consistent with th...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/study-extra-costs-minimal-l...

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Extra costs minimal for LEED-certified hospitals.

usgbc.org 25 Oct '13, 6pm

Gail Vittori co-authored this article with Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP, Perkins+Will, and Breeze Glazer, LEED AP, Perkin...

The extra cost of a #LEED certified hospital? N...

usgbc.org 22 Oct '13, 8pm

This article was co-authored by Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP, Perkins+Will, and Breeze Glazer, LEED AP, Perkins+Will. Gre...

Once again, GSA recognizes that LEED works:

Once again, GSA recognizes that LEED works:

usgbc.org 30 Oct '13, 4pm

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greenbuildingadvisor.com 30 Oct '13, 10am

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edcmag.com 28 Oct '13, 3pm

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usgbc.org 31 Oct '13, 2pm

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#LEED for Homes v2008 update: Public comment, voter registration period open now:

#LEED for Homes v2008 update: Public comment, v...

usgbc.org 29 Oct '13, 1am

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There is still time to submit a green building ...

greenbuildinglawupdate.com 08 Nov '13, 7pm

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"1st time major corporations...have come togeth...

usgbc.org 30 Oct '13, 5pm

“This is the first time major corporations and institutions from multiple sectors have come together to publicly commit to...

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usgbc.org 25 Oct '13, 8pm

Washington, D.C., (Oct. 25, 2013) – The General Services Administration (GSA) concluded again today that the U.S. Green Bu...

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cagbc.org 01 Nov '13, 6pm

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