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LEED Stories from Practice Article: Quantifying Sustainability

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Offered by U.S. Green Building Council
Price $20.00
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To accurately determine the value of sustainability, one must analyze if the costs to design, construct, operate, and maintain a bui lding are offset by long-term energy, operating savings, and intangible benefits. The innovative LEED projects highlighted in t his e ight-page article illustrate how sustainability adds value not only in terms of quantifiable benefits, but also qualitative ones. Le arn how Liberty Centre (LEED for Existing Buildings) in Portland, Oregon, and Chartwell School (LEED for New Construction ) in Seasid e, California, accomplished benefits including decreased energy and maintenance costs, as well as qualitative outcomes such as incre ased community profile, support of organizational mission, and educational opportunities for staff, tenants, and st udents. PRICING & PURCHASE DETAILS This article is free and may be downloaded here. To earn continuing education credits, purchase (for $20) the associated quiz


  • Recognize the quantifiable and qualitative considerations that must be considered in determining the value of green building.
  • Identify how LEED project teams can integrate intangible benefits into their decision making process.
  • Understand how two LEED project teams maximized their buildings' return on investment.
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