|Re: costs of building green||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Tom Hammer (thammer302yahoo.com)|
|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 > Message: 7 > Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 07:58:31 EST > From: Mlj45 [at] aol.com > Subject: [C-L]_ Cost of eco building > To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org > Message-ID: <215.ddcef73.30a5ef77 [at] aol.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" > > 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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