The blog post excerpted and linked below references a new study demonstrating LEED certified bank branches generate more revenue and save the owner significant sums, per employee, on utility / energy costs. Download / print a copy of the study to share with skeptical owners who ask whether LEED certification really adds value.
Keep in mind, also, that a design / construction team's ability to achieve LEED certification on a facility at a cost effective price is greatly enhanced if the team is BIM enabled and is further enhanced if the team is fully integrated. I will add arguments based off this study to my ROI to the X power of IPD & BIM Solutions presentation.
- PNC’s LEED rated facilities opened 458 more consumer deposit accounts and had over $3 million more in consumer deposit balances per facility per year over noncertified properties.
- LEED rated facilities also opened 25 more consumer loan accounts and had almost $1 million more in loan balances per facility per year. The data also shows that financial performance at LEED rated facilities increased at a greater rate than at conventional facilities.
- After controlling for other variables that influence performance (such as consumer net worth, employee demographics, market demographics, branch size and age and advertising spending), the sales at LEED-certified branches topped those at noncertified locations by $461,300 per employee.
- Utility costs per employee in LEED branches were significantly lower than in the noncertified buildings, to the tune of $675 less per employee.
Read the whole thing.
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