July 13, 2017
Despite the current national shift in focus away from energy efficiency and sustainability, the push to “go green” continues to permeate the commercial real estate sector. CBRE and Maastricht University have developed a study aiming to assess the amount of “green” office buildings held in major cities across the U.S.
Their fourth annual Green Building Adoption Index study found the Chicago market to be the most “green”, with 66% of its space green certified. Cities including San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston and Minneapolis placed within the top five greenest spaces in this report.
So what’s the common factor between these cities?
According to CBRE’s preliminary studies, cities with benchmarking ordinances have 9% more Energy Star and LEED certified buildings, and 21% higher Energy Star and LEED certified square footage.