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New Data on the Cost of Building Green

A new report by Lisa Fay Matthiessen and Peter Morris of Davis Langdon Adamson (DLA) offers compelling evidence that if there is any premium associated with building green, it is far less significant than a range of other factors that affect building cost. The paper, “Costing Green: A Comprehensive Cost Database and Budgeting Methodology,” draws on DLA’s extensive database of cost information for both LEED

® and non-LEED projects to compare their costs while normalizing for building type, location, and other factors. DLA, a member of Davis Langdon Seah International, specializes in cost estimating and cost management in construction, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Seattle, and New York.

Published August 1, 2004

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