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BRE - Putting a price on sustainability

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One of the principal barriers to the wider adoption of more sustainable design and construction solutions is the perception that they cost a large amount of money. Evidence collected by BRE and Cyril Sweett contradicts this assumption. This report identifies the costs associated...

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One of the principal barriers to the wider adoption of more sustainable design and construction solutions is the perception that they cost a large amount of money. Evidence collected by BRE and Cyril Sweett contradicts this assumption.

This report identifies the costs associated with a range of sustainable solutions for different building types, demonstrating that significant improvements in the sustainability performance of a building can be achieved at very little additional cost. In addition, this report also demonstrates that more sustainable buildings can offer major life-cycle cost benefits.

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  • Published: May 2005
  • Authors: BRE Centre for Sustainable Construction, Cyril Sweett Sustainability & Cost Consulting Teams
  • ISBN-13: 9781860817502