The Economic Case for Sustainable Development How to Offer More Building for Less Money Using Available "Green" Construction Systems Presented by: Eco-$mart, Inc. An EPA ENERGY STAR Ally The Florida House Learning Center Created by the Nonprofit Florida House Institute for Sustainable Development and Sarasota County Cooperative Extension The Florida House was opened to the public on Earth Day, 1994 About Eco-$mart, Inc. • An EPA ENERGY STAR Ally • A Partnership with the Nonprofit Florida House Institute for Sustainable Development (FHI): – Free Eco-$mart Materials Consultation – Distributes / Installs Approved Systems – Provides Energy Efficiency Ratings – Connects to Energy Efficient Financing – Educational Seminars for Public and Trades • A Portion of Proceeds Benefit Nonprofit (FHI) Why Sustainable Design? •Creates Positive Cash Flow for Financed Building •Can Reduce Construction Costs and Time •Increases Resale, Lease Value •Creates Free Publicity - Generates Faster Sales •Improves Occupant Health and Safety •Decreases Maintenance Costs •Reduces Environmental Impact •Reduces Foreign Oil Dependence •Creates More Profit for Builder / Developer Example Eco-$mart Systems - Advanced Wall and Roof Systems (fire, pest, wind resistant, efficient) - 18 EER / 22 SEER Water Cooled Air Conditioning - Fresh Air / Dehumidification Systems - EPA Energy Star Certified Windows - Passive Solar Water Heating - 100% Chlorine-Free Pool and Cooling Tower Sanitation - Water Purification (under sink, whole house, commercial / industrial) - Energy Efficient Lighting (T5, T8 electronic ballast, daylighting, controls) - Recycled Plastic Decking, Recycled Rubber Porous Paving / Paths - Bamboo and Cork Flooring, Natural Fiber and Recycled Plastic Carpets - No-VOC Interior Wall Paint - Water-Blown Foam Insulation / Radiant Barrier Roof Coatings - 1.6 Gallon Flapperless Toilets - Co-generation, Backup Power, Fuel Cells, Photovoltaics, and more! Our Priorities for Selecting Green Building Materials 1. Enhances efficiency, health, disaster resistance. 2. Reduces maintenance, construction time, construction costs, operating costs. 3. If not capital cost saving, then at least creates positive cash flow for building owners. 4. Locally available, supportable. Example Eco-$mart Building Cost / Benefit Building Size (square feet under air) 8,000 Standard Additional Eco-$mart Features / Costs Building Steel SIP Wall and Roof No T8 / T5 Electronic Ballast Lighting No 22 SEER Water Cooled A/C w / Dehumid. No Passive Solar Water Heating No Double Pane Energy Star Windows No Capital Budget $600,000.00 Annual Electric Bills (60% Lower) $9,600.00 Non-Combustible No No Mold and Mildew No Disaster Resistant (Wind, Floods, Fires) No Healthy Indoor Air Quality No Pest Resistant No Low Noise Transmission No Enhanced Lighting Effectiveness No Low Maintenance No Additional Interior Usable Footage (SF) No Eco-$mart Building -$8,000 Additional Const.Cost: $2,000 $0.00 $2,000 % Additional Const.Cost: $2,000 0.00% $2,000 Annual Utility Savings: $600,000.00 $5,760.00 $3,840.00 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 240 Annual Out-of-Pocket $9,600.00 $3,840.00 Savings, from Day One >>>>>>>>>> $5,760.00 MORE BUILDING FOR LESS MONEY! per year Example Eco-$mart Home Cost / Benefit Home Size (square feet under air) 2500 Standard Additional Eco-$mart Features / Costs Home Alternative Wall System (Solid Concrete or SIP) No Healthy Foam Insulation - Sealed Attic No Passive Solar Water Htr No 22 SEER Freus / Heat Pipe Dehumid. A/C No Double Pane Energy Star Windows No Sale Price $250,000.00 Mortgage (@ 6.0%) $1,498.88 Electric Bills (70% Lower w/Eco-$mart) $250.00 Non-Combustible No No Mold and Mildew No Disaster Resistant - Hurricanes, Floods, Fires No Healthy Indoor Air Quality No Pest Resistant No Low Noise Transmission No Increased Resale Value** No Additional Interior Usable Footage (SF) No Monthly Out-of-Pocket $1,748.88 Savings, from Day One >>>>>>>>>> Eco-$mart Home $3,750 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,000 $267,225.00 $1,602.15 $75.00 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes $1,677.15 $71.73 Total Add. Const.Cost $13,250.00 Plus Builder Addit. Profit $3,975.00 % Additional Cost 6.89% $43,533 75 per month MORE HOME FOR LESS MONEY! ** According to the National Association of Appraisers, studies of resale prices of homes over the past 15 years have allowed them to attach an increased value to effcient homes. The value is calculated by taking one year's energy savings (as certified by a state licensed energy rater, part of the national program) and multiplying the savings by $ 20.73. Please also check with your insurance carrier for discounts on engineered, disaster resistant, healthy buildings. A Summary of the Economic Benefits of Sustainable Construction • • • • • • • • Positive Cash Flow to Building Owner Faster Construction Higher Appraisal Value Lower Maintenance and Insurance Costs Healthier, More Productive Work Environment Positive Media Attention More Money Invested in Local Economy Reduced Dependence on Foreign Oil What to Do Now? 1. Contact Eco-$mart for project quotes at 888-3292705. 2. Schedule a joint presentation with Eco-$mart for your design / build clients. 3. Keep in mind that it saves building owners money to build with Eco-$mart systems - first month, every month.