The Green Building Bottom Line (GreenSource Books; Green Source): The Real Cost of Sustainable Building (Mcgraw-Hill’s Greensource)

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4 Responses to The Green Building Bottom Line (GreenSource Books; Green Source): The Real Cost of Sustainable Building (Mcgraw-Hill’s Greensource)

  • David C. Wood says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    Excellent book on green building finance, December 9, 2008
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    David C. Wood (Brookline, MA) –
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    This review is from: The Green Building Bottom Line (GreenSource Books; Green Source): The Real Cost of Sustainable Building (Mcgraw-Hill’s Greensource) (Hardcover)
    Green Building Bottom Line offers a series of case studies on Melaver’s experience with sustainability across its business practice.

    I just read it over the weekend: it offers rich detail on creating a sustainability program internally, on green development, on greening existing buildings, on sustainability in the market, etc.

    Easy to read, especially strong on Melaver’s efforts to account financially for the corporate investment in sustainability, and on practical tips on how to make things green and where things might go wrong on the way. Good tool for teaching, I’d think

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  • Michael W. Wong says:
    2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    Very little hard data, May 23, 2012
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    Michael W. Wong
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    This review is from: The Green Building Bottom Line (GreenSource Books; Green Source): The Real Cost of Sustainable Building (Mcgraw-Hill’s Greensource) (Hardcover)
    I have read most of the other greensource books, and I was very shocked when I read this book because much of it consists of wishy washy philosophical value system and green culture and idealism which has nothing to do with the accounting term BOTTOM LINE. Before I read the book I assumed it would be a serious financial analysis of alternative design and construction methods, but to be perfectly honest with you, such only make up at most 5% of the book, that being a very generous estimate. I strongly discourage people from buying this book unless they have previewed it and know what they are getting from this book, which I am sad to say is just the afternoon musings of MBA-type characters who have their heads high in the clouds with six-sigma strategies and delusions/deceptions of being good for the environment and, I kid you not, calling R-16 wall and R-30 roof insulation “extremely high”. They don’t have the technical inclination to do more than basic accounting so even though the book mentions bamboo being from China and “possibly” therefore not being so green after all, they sadly can’t tell us exactly the cost of bamboo transportation even though the information should’ve taken them but a few minutes to find online. This book does not deserve to be a textbook, or if it does, it belongs in some kind of philosophy class investigating the mentality of MBA environmentalists.

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