2021 BNi Green Building Square Foot Costbook
Because green building uses many different materials and different methods of construction, estimating can become a real challenge.
The new 2021 BNiGreen Building Square Foot Costbook helps solve this problem by providing you with a comprehensive collection of 57 recent LEED and sustainable building projects along with their actual square foot costs, broken down by CSI MasterFormat section. All of the costs in the Green Building Square Foot Costbook have been carefully adjusted for 2021.
Included are cost studies on green construction for:
- Commercial buildings
- Medical facilities
- Residential projects
Special emphasis for this 2021 Edition is on educational and multi-family residential buildings. All the projects covered reflect the vast array of green materials and technologies being used today - including straw bale systems and ACCEL-I wall systems.
For each building, this book provides a detailed narrative describing the major features of the building including high efficiency HVAC systems, geothermal wells, green roofs, natural ventilation, low off-gassing VOC carpeting and finishes, and other green materials. All building costs are clearly broken out on a cost-per-square-foot basis, along with the the steps taken to minimize the environmental impact, both in its construction and its operation and a square-foot cost breakdown of each building component.