Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2012


Robert Dryden

Course Title

Advanced Engineering Economics

Course Number

ETM 535/635


Sustainable buildings -- Economic aspects, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System, Net present value


Buildings consume the majority of energy used in the United States. The practice of green construction has significant impacts on the economy as well as the environment as it’s designed to expend fewer resources. From a financial perspective, investing in green construction allows organizations to realize cost savings benefits and overall energy savings.

As mode of comparison, our project will use a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building as a primary differentiator. This research project will net present value (NPV) and a green payback period to determine the economic feasibility of a project.


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