Daniel Matisoff

The value of green building and its spillover effects

Georgia Tech Policy Professor Daniel Matisoff asks: What are the internal motivations for an organization to build and certify a green building? And are there significant benefits for participants in such projects, including designers, builders, subcontractors and the construction industry as a whole?

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Advancing Net Zero plan calls for 100 percent net zero buildings

The World Green Building Council’s “Advancing Net Zero” has an ambitious goal: that 100 percent of all buildings operate at net zero by 2050. WGBC calls for better tracking and verification of building performance, and not surprisingly suggests that buildings meet net zero by balancing reduced energy demand with renewable sources.