Although people assume building green will always be expensive, this is not always the case.
Initial capital costs for a new green building can be anywhere from the same as conventional construction to 10% higher, depending on what you install and how you plan to reduce your footprint.
Minor installations such as vegatable gardens produce food at little cost, while bike racks encourarge greener commuting options.
It is always key to remember that the benefit over the long run will come out ahead.
In fact, currently, investing in the energy effeciency of your property is by far the best investment. This will result in lower water and electricity bills.
Along with these benefits, building green enables you to rest easy knowing you made a solid investment, as a green home always has a higher resale value than similar standard homes.