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The Green Building Bottom Line

Find out the real costs and real benefits of building green

The Green Building Bottom Line

Price: $69.95

Product Code: 9780071599214

ISBN: 9780071599214


Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

As any builder knows, cost estimation and reality are often two very different things. The Green Building Bottom Line makes the case for green building by giving the insights and data that demonstrate the true benefits and costs of building green. It’s a “why to” and a “how to” that explores everything from the ground up. The Green Building Bottom Line puts an entire development team at the table to better understand both the issues encountered as well as what’s behind the perceived price premium for building green.

This transparent and candid account explores every aspect of green development on groundbreaking projects, from the nation’s first all-retail LEED core and shell project to an innovative multitenanted LEED-Existing Buildings office project, to a mixed-use hotel-retail-condo project in a transitional urban market. The authors focus on such issues as life-cycle costs, insurance, values, culture, financing, marketing, coordinating a team, and negotiating leases.


  • The real-world costs of green building-not unrealistic estimates
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the LEED building process
  • Detailed case studies of green-building projects, start to finish
  • Information on financial, legal, and operational aspects of the job
  • Unique insight from those who have actually done the work

The Green Building Bottom Line covers:

  • Economical and ecological benefits
  • Auditing sustainability in existing buildings
  • Financial benefits of green tenancy
  • Converting an existing building
  • Green retail
  • Loan analysis
  • Insurance underwriting
  • Expense reduction
  • Writing a green lease
  • Brokering sustainability
  • Marketing
  • HR practices and processes

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