April 21, 2014

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What's the biggest reason your company and customers want to build green?

Cynthia Barnett | 9/1/2011

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Michael R. Carlson
President - Carlson Studio Architecture - Sarasota

Cancer Support Community facility in Lakewood Ranch
The columns of the Cancer Support Community facility in Lakewood Ranch are made of century-old heart pine recovered from the bottom of the Suwannee River. [Photo: Dick Dickinson]

"Green buildings are better buildings for the money than non-green buildings. Now that there is a widely recognized, sophisticated way to determine how green a building is and have that tested and verified by an independent third party, we can determine how much better each design is. Our clients are motivated differently to build green. Most like the savings generated by energy and water conservation combined with higher quality of interior space that is healthier to live or work in. Some are motivated to save money while others share our concerns about the future of the planet."


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