Sustainability That Pays For Itself

The CAC advocates a Village policy whereby Village capital investments would be made with environmental return in mind, provided that the set of design and technologies chosen also pay for themselves. This is in marked contrast to LEEDS certification, where economic payback has been debated. This policy also is intended to provide a rationale for higher upfront investment, since debt can be serviced from future operational savings. The policy is also intended to be cognizant of site and use specifics that may make certain designs and technologies impractical; consideration of the "system" is urged rather than its components parts or any specific technology.

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