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It Doesn’t Cost to Build Green - the Green Building Council South Africa Study

YijunW CA, United States 0 Ratings 53 Discussions 0 Group posts

Posted by: YijunW


Despite the rapid growing recognition and expansion of sustainable initiatives and green buildings, concerns regarding the upfront cost of green facilities continue due to the lack of quantifiable information.

A 2016 report, published by the Green Building Council South Africa, the Association of SA Quantity Surveyors, and the University of Pretoria, found that the average cost premium of green buildings is only higher than conventional construction from 1.1 percent to 5.0 percent.

Isn’t this green premium low and affordable?

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