The BoldTruths of building sustainably

The BoldTruths of building sustainably

There's a lot of information available on sustainable construction today, along with a variety of misperceptions. Many times, green buildings are viewed as too costly and technologically complex, resource-intensive projects that cannot justify the return for the minimal environmental benefits they offer.

The fact is, nothing could be further from the truth. At Boldt, our mission is to help owners, developers, architects and design professionals discover the BoldTruth: that sustainable construction can be as good for the bottom line as it is for the environment.

MYTH 1: "The energy savings from a green building aren't significant."
TRUTH: Today's qualified builders routinely produce buildings with energy savings in the 23-30 percent range.

MYTH 2: "Building green may be great for the environment, but it doesn't help my bottom line."
TRUTH: A high-performance building is an investment that can pay off in tangible business benefits for years to come. Sustainable construction offers the potential for special tax breaks, reduced liability risk, lower insurance rates and a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

For more myths and truths of sustainable building, order a free set of BoldTruth cards by clicking the link in the lower left.