How much for a sustainable building?

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012 in news | Comments Off on How much for a sustainable building?

We’re always getting asked about the extra cost of sustainable buildings, Nick Grant puts his finger right on it in this fantastic article in bdonline.

As for low energy buildings is there an extra cost?

Yes, there will definitely need to be more time (and therefore cost) spent during the design,  and its likely it will require greater attention on site to get these new details right but these are short term costs as we up-skill.  And the overall cost doesn’t have to increase, the graph below is taken from the analysis of some built commercial Passivhaus buildings in Frankfurt courtesy of Axel Bretzke: