The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has today released "The Business Case for Green Building: A Review of the Costs and Benefits for Developers, Investors and Occupants," highlighting that there are a large number of compelling benefits from green buildings received by different stakeholders throughout the life cycle of a building.
The report examines whether or not it's possible to attach a financial value to the cost and benefits of green buildings. Today, green buildings can be delivered at a price comparable to conventional buildings and investments can be recouped through operational cost savings and, with the right design features, create a more productive workplace.
"This report synthesizes credible evidence from around the world on green buildings into one collective resource, and the evidence presented highlights that sustainable buildings provide tangible benefits and make clear business sense," commented Jane Henley, CEO of WorldGBC.
"From risk mitigation across a building portfolio and city-wide economic benefits, to the improved health and well-being of individual building occupants, the business case for green building will continue to evolve as markets mature. Indeed we have already seen this momentum grow globally where in more and more places, green is now becoming the status quo."