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Study shows green buildings do save money

Pacific Northwest Laboratory

A recent report from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a facility run by the Dept. of Energy, found that federal buildings built to green standards emit 34% less carbon dioxide, use 11% less water, 25% less energy, and cost 19% less to maintain than similarly sized conventional buildings. The report also says those working in the buildings are 27% more satisfied. The Lab evaluated 22 green federal buildings across the country to compile the findings.

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