6/16/2010

See Dollar Values In Building Green


A new process developed by Omaha, Neb-based Engineering Consultant HDR, measures the value of the social and environmental benefits of projects. The sustainable return on the investment process allows decision-makers to evaluate a potential projects overall sustainability benefits by assigning monetary values to environmental, social and economic impacts.  Communities can now show taxpayers a return on green investment.  The process puts monetary values on things traditionally not considered, such as carbon emissions saved or the impact of improved productivity on improved indoor air quality.

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