Green buildings use on average 26% less energy, emit 33% less carbon dioxide, use 30% less indoor water, send 50%-75% less solid waste to landfills and incinerators.
DG (walk through goals)
USGBC recently released this guidance documentOutlines an approach to overcome the upfront cost barrier to make significant improvements in existing buildings- whether these are paid for from the capital or operations budget, through bonds, loan funds, or other public financing, or delivered through a performance contract Developed by USGBC in consultation with ESCO community, endorsed by the Energy Services Coalition. Executive Summary Available free online at www.usgbc.org/paidfromsavings; full guide available for purchaseThe presentations you will hear in this panel (from Dale & Jack) highlight different approaches to paying for and implementing building upgrades based on the return-on-investment generated by reduced operating costs.
SSC2011_Jason Hartke PPT
Beyond Energy-Efficiency: <br />The Full Range of Sustainable Development Principles <br />JASON HARTKE<br />U.S. Green Building Council<br />email@example.com<br />Solutions for Sustainable Communities: <br />2011 Learning Conference on State and Local Housing Policy <br />Washington, DC<br />September 26, 2011<br />