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# REAL Does the Math

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The case for green building through the lens of the productivity and health impacts of your building's users.

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### REAL Does the Math

1. 1. Does the math… The case for green building through the lens of the productivity and health impacts on your building's users. realbldg.com
2. 2. \$31.31/hr Average amount employers spend per hour worked for total employee compensation1 An average commercial building spends between \$1.19 and \$1.51/SF per year in energy costs2 Does the math… realbldg.com
3. 3. Does the math… So, a 5,000 square foot office building has an estimated energy use of \$7,550/year1 There are 8,760 hours in a year… =\$0.86/hour in energy costs/yr realbldg.com
4. 4. \$31.31/hr in employee costs VS. \$0.86/hr in energy/utility costs WHERE IS THE NEXT WAVE IN EFFICIENCY/SUSTAINABILITY?! Does the math… realbldg.com
5. 5. PEOPLE COSTS! PRODUCTIVITY! HEALTH & WELLNESS! Does the math… realbldg.com
6. 6. Michigan State Study – Effects of Green Buildings: Transitioning employees from a non-green building to a green building resulted in an estimated productivity increase of: •1.75 hrs/year – Asthma/Respiratory (+4.75% improvement over non- green) •2.02 hrs/year – Depression or Stress (+5.9%) •38.98 hrs/year – Productivity (+2.03%) = 42.75 hours saved per year due to green building features4 Does the math… realbldg.com
7. 7. =\$1,338/year per employee saved! due to the health and productivity benefits of ‘green’ and LEED buildings4 \$31.31/hour x 42.75 hrs saved per employee Does the math… realbldg.com
8. 8. 1 Based on the US Department of Labor - Employer Costs for Employee Compensation – December 2014 (Released 3/11/15: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ecec.pdf) 2 Based on the Average energy cost for an Office building in the US by the United States Energy Information Administration 3 Michigan State “Effects of Green Buildings” Study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2920980/ 4 Estimates based on information in the Michigan State “Effects of Green Buildings” Study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2920980/ Does the math…
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