FIGURE 3-1. The average cost premium associated with building green for U.S. buildings certified at the LEED Silver level has generally decreased over time.

FIGURE 3-1The average cost premium associated with building green for U.S. buildings certified at the LEED Silver level has generally decreased over time

This is primarily due to familiarity with the process and the requirements of being LEED certified.

SOURCE: Modified from Kats and Capital E (2003).

From: 3, Economics, Ethics, and Employment

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Green Healthcare Institutions: Health, Environment, and Economics: Workshop Summary.
Institute of Medicine (US) Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2007.
Copyright © 2007, National Academy of Sciences.

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