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The myth of increased costs in sustainable building

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“I would like to build more sustainably, but the costs…”: The fear of additional costs due to sustainability often leads to doubts and hesitations during planning and implementation. A new study from Denmark now shows with regard to new building construction that this is unfounded.

 

Here it becomes clear: more sustainable does not equal more expensive. On the contrary. “Sustainable is (more) expensive”: a prejudice that has accompanied sustainable building since its beginnings.

 

The study by Buus Consult on behalf of our system partner from Denmark, the Green Building Council Denmark, now provides more clarity. It takes a close look at 37 DGNB-certified buildings and asks:

 

Is there a connection between the level of sustainability and construction costs?

 

The sample: What was examined? The selection (...)

 

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