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Monday, September 24, 2007

Research Shows Green Schools Are Cost Effective

According to the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), school districts can save 20-40% on annual utility costs for new schools and 20-30% for renovated schools if high performance design and criteria are incorporated. CHPS estimates green building practices may
increase hard construction costs by approximately $1 per square foot (.4-.6% of total construction) and increase soft costs by $1.10-$1.40 per square foot (4% increase in total
soft costs).

Source: Are Green Schools Cost Effective? Globalgreen.com