Green buildings perform better. This can translate directly into cost savings, as the better equipment, lighting, windows and insulation reduce energy consumption.
How a Green Building can save you money:
Energy costs represent a significant portion of a condominium corporation's common area assessment - up to 40%. Less energy will mean lower common charges.
Control of individual suite utility cost
Sub-metered billing for electricity and - in some cases - heating and cooling costs give residents the tools to manage their own costs and consumption. Going to Florida for the winter? Turn down your thermostat and pay less!
Using less water
Water charges are also rising in the Toronto area. Tridel installs dual flush toilets and special showerheads to reduce consumption by at least 1/5.
For some tips on how to save energy in your current home: http://www.tridel.com/tridel/green_tips.php