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The Dollars and Sense of Green Retrofits

Sooner is better than later, and it could cost less than you think


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A growing number of companies are implementing green retrofits of their buildings to save money, improve productivity, lower absenteeism and health care costs, strengthen employee attraction and retention, and improve their corporate sustainability reports and brand equity – all at a relatively modest cost. However, timing is important for companies seeking to use green retrofits as a point of competitive differentiation. The earlier a company performs a green retrofit, the more differentiation it stands to gain, as we believe that the increasing interest in green building among businesses and lawmakers will soon make green construction practices mainstream.

Harry Gordon of the American Institute of Architects quoted our study on February 11, 2009 during testimony before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.  Read the statement. 

Read more about green buildings in the attached study from  Charles Lockwood and Deloitte, or review the  press release about this study.

As used in this document, 'Deloitte' means Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte Tax LLP, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, which are separate subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP. Please see Last updated

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