Buildings cost far more to operate
than to design and build.
Only 10% of the total life cycle cost of
a complex building* is incurred during
initial design and construction.
The other 90% is incurred during the
building's useful life. Reducing these
operational costs by 11% pays for the design and construction of the building.
* Hospitals and research/biotech labs; the
ratio for commercial buildings is 25:75.