04 Apr '11, 4am

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Seriously, the talk everywhere is about how green building costs additional money. Systems, materials, commissioning, and certification costs can certainly pile up. Usually the argument is countered by looking at the life cycle costs of the building, including operating costs (utilities), maintenance costs, and increased productivity through better worker health and mood. Now comes information from a civil engineer out of Tennessee, that provides evidence that green site measures actually cost less than their non-green, traditional opponents.

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