Re: costs of building green
From: Tom Hammer (
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 19:20:20 -0800 (PST)
A recent issue of Scientific American (one of the last 3 months, I believe)
had a great article on sustainability that addresses many of your questions.

Tom Hammer

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> Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 07:58:31 EST
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> Subject: [C-L]_ Cost of eco building
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> We are a newly forming co-housing group in Ulster County New York, and we
> are currently in the design stage. We are discussing the costs of "building
> green", installing solar, geo thermal, etc... We are wondering if anyone has
> any  
> information about balancing out the initial costs of building green, versus
> how  long it might take to get back the initial extra investmant in energy
> savings.  We know, of course, the value of building green, but need some feed
> back 
> on the  financial part. Thanks, Lynne James, Ulster County  Co-Housing

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