A recent update of a study on the Cost of LEED has just been released. The idea that building green will cost more continues to be a barrier to some cities and businesses building better buildings. The start of the Executive Summary:
"The 2006 study shows essentially the same results as 2004: there is
no significant difference in average costs for green buildings as
compared to non-green buildings. Many project teams are building
green buildings with little or no added cost, and with budgets well
within the cost range of non-green buildings with similar programs...."