Building green sometimes comes at a considerable cost, but integral green design can reduce that cost premium. A new office building in Palo Alto, California, which achieved a Platinum rating under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system devised by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), demonstrates that it can also benefit all of its participants economically as well as ecologically. The 86,900-square-foot (8,000 sq m) Hanover Page Mill office building in the technology-based Stanford Research Park creates the following benefits for each party: Read More…