How much extra does it cost to make a building LEED certified?



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    It is actually very expensive to become LEED certified.  Soft costs (non-constructional costs) add 1.5-3.1% to the total cost of the building.  Greening to improve environmental efficiency adds another 3%, and annual costs add another 5-11% to those.  So basically, construction costs are around 5-6% (which when many buildings cost many millions of dollars adds up quickly), and annual costs increase 5-11%.

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