Richard Vermeulen’s white paper publication “Green at No Cost: Economic and Cost Control Strategies that Create No Cost Sustainability,” available on Amazon, can help reduce the effects of climate change whilst increase our standard of living by over 50%, turning environmental degradation into environmental improvement.
The book applies Economics, Cost Control, and Sustainability to create Green at No Cost design strategies that provide substantial cost savings for community’s leaders and decision makers, planners, contractors, developers, designers and policy makers based on quantifiable cost savings that optimize projects to meet and exceed your goals.
“Green at No Cost takes a tack that departs from the familiar sustainability touchstones of energy use, water conservation, indoor environmental quality. It instead talks about “the Prosperity Four: Choice, Access, Mobility and Space”, metrics that a layman can readily relate to as measures of prosperity, and which, if we really think about them in such terms, should result in more sustainably-designed communities.”Forbes Sept 7, 2015
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Architectural Resources Cambridge
"I understand that all of your MEP staff are either mechanical or electrical engineers and are therefore able to project what has not yet been drawn. In my opinion, this is one of the most valuable things you bring to the table."
- Architectural Resources Cambridge
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McGill University Health Centre
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- McGill University Health Centre
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- Partners (Healthcare)
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Perkins + Will
"Vermeulens has been very supportive of the client's vision from the very inception of the work."
- Perkins + Will
The University of Chicago
"The accuracy of your estimate on our $200 million dollar (job) gave the University the confidence to test our project in the construction market. This strategy resulted in the University saving more than $10 million from the estimates provided by others. This is quite a return on the investment we made in your fee."
- The University of Chicago
Truex Cullins & Partners Architects
"Every bid project we've worked on with Vermeulens Cost Consultants, during the past twenty plus years, has come in within the prepared and accepted budget range."
- Truex Cullins & Partners Architects
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Virginia Performing Arts Foundation
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- Virginia Performing Arts Foundation
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