"Defining the value of the home by cost efficiency standards or return on investment is practical, but doesn't do the idea justice. So much of the value that comes from having a green building is from the improved quality of living in the home. The real value of the house, depending on how you define your values, is the improved lifestyle, comfort, and health from living there." -- Owner Lisa Benatar
"Just before we moved into our new building, Palo Alto established a green building requirement. We always knew building green was the right thing to do, but it was exciting to work with the City on this new program and be the first large commercial space to participate. At Facebook, our employees are building a company for the long term and an important part of that is making our physical space sustainable. As such, it makes sense from an environmental impact and company value perspective to build green."
-- Denise Trindade, FB business development
"Defining the value of the home by "The Moore Foundation is committed to focused measureable solutions in three key areas: transformative scientific research, conserving critical ecological systems and functions, and improving the quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Region. Their new office space is a reflection of these values through rehabilitating and improving the performance of an existing building, maximizing access to views, natural light and fresh air for every occupant, and maximizing social inter-connectedness to support growth of the Foundation over time. The Foundation is on track to achieve at least a high Gold, possibly LEED-Platinum, rating." - Curtis Snyder, Principal Hawley Peterson Snyder