Green Building Bottom Line: The Real Cost of Sustainable Building

by: Martin Melaver, Phyllis Mueller


Abstract: 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 providing the insights and data that demonstrate the true costs and benefits 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 and what’s behind the perceived price premium for building green. This candid and transparent 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 values, culture, life-cycle costs, insurance, financing, coordinating a team, marketing, and negotiating leases.
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Title: Green Building Bottom Line: The Real Cost of Sustainable Building

Publisher: : New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, San Juan, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2009 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ISBN: 9780071599214

Authors:

Martin Melaver LEED AP, is CEO of Melaver, Inc., which develops, acquires, manages, owns, and brokers sustainable commercial and residential real estate in the southeastern United States.

Phyllis Mueller is an experienced editor and writer in the field of business and the environment. She has hands-on experience in the construction industry.

Description: 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 providing the insights and data that demonstrate the true costs and benefits 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 and what’s behind the perceived price premium for building green. This candid and transparent 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 values, culture, life-cycle costs, insurance, financing, coordinating a team, marketing, and negotiating leases.