Sustainable Design Cost Savings

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Ernest Joyner, Dave Conrad
77 minutes
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The promise of sustainable design is that it can help conserve the earth's resources, as well as save money. While a strong argument can be made that conserving energy and resources is certainly the right thing to do, the truth is that some design strategies offer more economic benefits than others. Sustainable Design Cost Savings details easy rules of thumb that can be employed to calculate the return on investment in sustainable technology. The DVD also includes several case studies that illustrate a number of the most favorable sustainable design-related improvements that can be undertaken in new buildings or renovation projects.

Among the topics covered:

• Sustainable principles
• Calculating payback
• Where to begin and the design process
• Sustainable strategies: renovation
• Sustainable strategies: new construction
• Sustainable strategies: case studies