The myth that it costs 10% higher to construct green buildings is absolutely not true!
|02 Apr 2016, New Indian Express: ECOLOGIC- Pavitra Sriprakash, the Chief Designer and Director of Shilpa Architects writes about costs and benefits of a Smart Green Building.|
Excerpts: Design and Construction Costs Research shows that building green does not necessarily need to cost more. Smart projects integrate costs and environmental strategies into the development process right from the start. While there can be an additional cost associated with green building as compared to a conventional building, the cost premium is typically not too high. The myth that it costs 10% higher to construct green buildings is absolutely not true! With smart green decisions from inception, like choice of locally available materials and products, it is even possible to complete a building with initial costs that are 5-8% less than conventional buildings.Click here for the PDFClick here to read the article on the New Indian Express website