We have seen how green drivers can save on insurance; now we learn that green builders can too. Fireman's Fund Insurance now discounts LEED certified buildings by 5%. According to Building Design + Construction: Steve Bushnell, product director with the Fireman's Fund, said green building properties are attractive to insurers because there's
Unlike the Taxman, who will look at the same things and hit you up for a higher assessment and charge you more. ::Building+Construction
"less risk in a building that is constructed with products and systems so state-of-the-art that they lower operating costs, increase resale [appraisal] values, create a healthier work environment, and provide an opportunity for greater worker productivity."