"What's it worth?" Healthcare Facilities Management features Gail Vittori on the cost benefits of LEED certification

Co-Director Gail Vittori co-wrote an article titled "What's it worth?: Researching the cost benefits of LEED certification" featured in the April 2014 issue of Health Facilities Management. Along with co-authors Breeze Glazer, LEED AP BC+C and Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Vittori conducted a 2012 study to challenge ideas about capital cost premiums for LEED certified hospitals as follow-up to their 2008 study. This article examines the results of the 2012 study, which debunks beliefs that LEED certificed hospitals incur significantly higher capital costs. Instead, Vittori and co-authors reveal, LEED certified hospitals experience an average capital cost premium of 1.24% and only 0.67% for hospitals greater than 100,000 square feet, both lower than the 2008 average of 2.4%. These small capital cost premiums can yield returns in reduced utility costs and human health benefits.

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