Report: Green buildings are a bright investment

An industry study finds that “bright” green structures help building owners garner significant ROI while helping the environment.


The Continental Automated Buildings Association has released of a comprehensive report on “bright” green buildings, which incorporate leverage intelligent technologies in sustainability-minded design. According to the report, these buildings not only foster environmental stewardship, but they also provide a significant return on investment.

The report features a number of case histories that illustrate how companies from around the world have used advances in green building and networking technologies to increase profits, lower costs, and help the environment. Authored by Frost and Sullivan, the report features input from a range of firms, including Cisco Systems, Johnson Controls, and Trane.

According to Peter Templeton, senior vice president of education and research at the U.S. Green Building Council, the report offers useful information about the role integrated control systems can play in constructing green buildings.

“The conclusions of the study help advance progress toward achieving our vision of a sustainable built environment within a generation," says Templeton.

To download a free copy of the study, visit .

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