The LandEconics™ approach is unique in its focus on applied economics. LandEconics is a powerful tool for optimization, enabling users to identify ways to eliminate wastefulness through innovative design. The authors of Natural Capitalism urge readers to avoid missing the “distant payoff that can be reaped through reducing your operating costs simply because you are so focused on saving a relatively few cents on fees up front.” They understood that “Design is really just applied foresight. It’s what you do carefully and responsibly to achieve what you want later”. (Natural Capitalism, pg. 111) 1 . With LandEconics, users not only save on future operations, but on capital expenditures on the front-end.
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