Monday, June 7, 2010

Is Green Building More Expensive?

It can be, unless the builder and buyer pay particular attention to direct and indirect costs associated with each item. A good example of expensive Green building would be to purchase reusable lumber such as flooring or trim which has to be shipped across the U.S. A good rule of thumb is to limit your purchase radius to with 500 miles of the job site. It may cost more in transportation or developmental costs than the item is worth. In that case buying a Green product may actually be counterproductive.

TX Office Suites is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.  Please contact us for questions or additional information about Green Building or visit our website to learn more about eco-friendly features.