Green Buildings and Sustainable Development: Making the Business Case

Green Buildins and Sustainable Development- Making the Business Case

Green Buildings and Sustainable Development: Making the Business Case

Author: Anne Frej

Published: August 25, 2003

In August 2003, the Urban Land Institute convened a panel of 25 experts in Aspen, Colorado, to discuss the topic, “Green Buildings and Sustainable Development: Making the Business Case.” Participants represented a range of professions including real estate development, architecture and landscape architecture, academia, the business community, and organizations that support sustainable development such as ULI and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The forum identified the obstacles that interfere with wider acceptance of green buildings and focused on how the business case for these buildings can be made more effectively, particularly to the commercial real estate community.

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