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Eco-friendly buildings not as expensive as people think

5 March 2013 No Comment

Eco-friendly construction is not as expensive as it is perceived to be, according to the World Green Building Council.

A report published by the body has suggested that building industry professionals often overestimate the cost of making a property more sustainable.

Growth of green buildings is fast becoming a worldwide trend


According to building.co.uk, it also claimed that landlords could typically charge higher rents for these sort of buildings. These findings could do a lot to encourage the use of sustainable materials such as steel cladding or industrial roofing.

The report suggests that the growth of green buildings is fast becoming a worldwide trend. It asked building companies from all over the world whether they believed at least 60 per cent of their projects would be eco-friendly by 2015. More than half of them agreed that they would.

The value of eco-friendly construction


John Mandyck, who is chief sustainability officer at UTC Climate Controls and Security, was delighted to hear of the progress being made with the construction of green buildings.

In an interview with dailymarkets.com, he said:

“This report confirms that the green building movement has shifted from ‘push’ to ‘pull’ with markets increasingly demanding no less than green buildings.”

The World Green Building Council believes that the report represents the first document to collate all credible evidence supporting the value of eco-friendly construction.

Author: Joe Elvin    Date Written: 05 March 2013

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