Cost of Green Revisited: Reexamining the Feasibility and Cost Impact of Sustainable Design in the Light of Increased Market Adoption
This 2006 study shows there is no significant difference in average costs for green buildings as compared to non-green buildings.
Revisiting the question of the cost of incorporating sustainable design features into projects, this paper builds on the work undertaken in the earlier paper "Costing Green: A Comprehensive Cost Database and Budget Methodology," released in 2004, and looks at the developments that have occurred over the past three years, as sustainable design has become more widely accepted and used.
This report is one of the reference materials used to write questions for the LEED Green Associate exam. Candidates may find this resource helpful as they study for their exam.