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Experience the Save-Save Economy.  What are the factors driving your construction costs?  Which trends will impact your budget?  How can you build green while staying in the black?


Quarterly Market Report: White Papers on Economics and Cost Control that Affect the Construction Industry

SINCE 2006, Vermeulens has been reporting on the state and direction of the construction market.  Our guiding philosophy in forecasting is that inflation targets will propel monetary policy, and subsequently construction prices.  This approach has been successful at forecasting price movements through the last recession, and current economic cycle.

Green at No Cost: Sustainability Articles

Green at No Cost: Economist’s Bestselling New Book, Hailed a “Game-Changer” by Critics, Proves No-Cost Sustainability IS Within Reach. Vermeulens applies Green at No Cost sustainable practices across the board to all aspects of the capital project from infrastructure, and site arrangements to materials, and delivery methods meticulously researched and compiled ‘Green at No Cost: Economic and Cost Control Strategies that Create No Cost Sustainability articles’ exposes proven theory and strategies that can successfully reduce the effects of climate change, while dramatically improving Americans’ standards of living.  At a time when 97% of scientists believe that climate change risk is the critical issue of the moment – yet ironically little is being done about it – Vermeulens proves that economically viable solutions are literally waiting to be put into action.

Save - Save:  Cost Saving Articles on Construction Economics, Cost Control and Sustainability

Save Up Front - Save Over Time.  Save-Save Cost Control identifies what options exist and how alternative solutions can create economically leaner and more valuable sustainable environments.  

Mitigate Climate Change with Economic, Cost effective, Sustainable Solutions Two thirds of our energy consumption which directly correlates to CO2, and climate change is a direct result of the built environment that the construction industry is responsible for.  Vermeulens takes these economic design elements apart, examines them, identifies optimal pieces, and places these pieces in optimal relationships.  Some of these relations and configurations are surprising; many are elegant in their simplicity, most appeal to us because we realize that success and sustainable prosperity are within our reach.

The sustainable renascence is here. 

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