How Much Will LEED Certification Cost?
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) commissioned this study, completed in October 2004, to estimate the costs to develop "green" federal facilities using the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building Rating System, Version 2.1. The report provides a detailed and structured review of both the hard cost and soft cost implications of achieving Certified, Silver, and Gold LEED ratings for two GSA building types, using GSA's established design standards as the point of comparison.
These building types reflect a significant percentage of GSA's planned capital projects over the next five to ten years.
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