But what about the financial barriers to going LEED-EB?
This is a great short video on LEED-ED and the market drivers and influencers that are creating a shift in why landlords are seriously considering LEED-EB. The major problem that is not addressed in this video is the financial barrier of achieving LEED-EB. I think every landlord understands the advantages of LEED-EB, but when they get the analysis of what it will take they step back and say "we can't pay for all that." Sure, sometimes achieving the LEED-EB certification doesn't require a substantial investment, but what about when it does? What does a landlord do when they find out that their HVAC system and other related energy controls have to be completely replaced for a tune of $3 Million dollars. How are they going to pay for it?