Green Building Bottom Line by Martin Melaver
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Green Building Bottom Line
By Martin Melaver

The Green Building Bottom Line

The Real Cost of Sustainable Building (GreenSource Books; Green Source)

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Green Building Bottom Line by Martin Melaver

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What are the real costs and real benefits of building green? As any builder knows, cost estimation and reality are often two very different things. The Green Building Bottom Line makes the case for green building by providing the insights and data that demonstrate the true costs and benefits of building green. It's a "why to" and a "how to" that explores everything from the ground up. The Green Building Bottom Line puts an entire development team at the table to better understand both the issues encountered and what's behind the perceived price premium for building green. This candid and transparent account explores every aspect of green development on groundbreaking projects, from the nation's first all-retail LEED core and shell project to an innovative multitenanted LEED-Existing Buildings office project, to a mixed-use hotel-retail-condo project in a transitional urban market. The authors focus on such issues as values, culture, life-cycle costs, insurance, financing, coordinating a team, marketing, and negotiating leases. Includes: Detailed case studies of green-building projects, start to finish Information on financial, legal, and operational aspects of the job The real-world costs of green building-not unrealistic estimates A behind-the-scenes look at the LEED building process Unique insight from those who have actually done the work The Green Building Bottom Line covers: / Economical and ecological benefits / Auditing sustainability in existing buildings / Financial benefits of green tenancy / Loan analysis / Insurance underwriting / Expense reduction / Writing a green lease / Converting an existing building / Green retail / Brokering sustainability / Marketing / HR practices and processes

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071599214
ISBN-10: 0071599215
Format: Hardback
(231mm x 188mm x 23mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Martin Melaver

Martin Melaver, LEED AP, is CEO of Melaver, Inc., which develops, acquires, manages, owns, and brokers sustainable commercial and residential real estate in the southeastern United States. Phyllis Mueller is an experienced editor and writer in the field of business and the environment. She has hands-on experience in the construction industry.

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