RSMeans Launches Green Building Cost Data, First Annual Edition

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New Publication Available at Greenbuild 2010 in Chicago

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This inaugural edition of RSMeans Green Building Cost Data is a valuable addition to the RSMeans series of annual cost data publications

RSMeans, North America’s leading supplier of construction cost information and a division of Reed Construction Data, today announced the release of the new, RSMeans publication, Green Building Cost Data 2011, First Annual Edition, available at

The first edition is designed to help construction professionals estimate, plan and budget the costs of green construction – both new commercial construction and renovation work. It reflects years of careful cultivation and expansion of thousands of green line items in the RSMeans cost database and is presented in the latest CSI MasterFormat 2010 classification system for convenient reference.

The new 2011 RSMeans Green Building Cost Data publication provides:

  • A wide array of green building products and systems – from high efficiency heating, cooling, electrical and plumbing, to photovoltaic panels, green roofs, and wind power, to high performance glass and more
  • LEED and Green Globes building rating systems criteria and building certification cost schedules
  • On-site environmental remediation costs
  • City cost Indexes and Location Factors covering more than 930 three-digit zip codes in the U.S. and selected locations in Canada

“This inaugural edition of RSMeans Green Building Cost Data is a valuable addition to the RSMeans series of annual cost data publications,” said Daimon Bridge, Director, RSMeans. “We are happy to make our growing library of green data available for the first time in book format in direct response to our customers’ needs.”

The new RSMeans Green Building Cost Data publication is now available and will be showcased at the Greenbuild 2010 Exhibition in Chicago (booth # 1511) on November 16-18.

To learn more about RSMeans’ Green Building Cost Data, visit:

About RSMeans
RSMeans, part of Reed Construction Data, is North America’s leading source of construction cost information. The company offers print, CD and online cost data; reference books and seminars; and consulting services—tools to help owners, developers, architects, engineers, and contractors estimate and control construction costs.


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