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Green Noise or Green Value? Measuring the Effects of Environmental Certification on Office Values

Abstract: This study investigates the price effects of environmental certification on commercial real estate assets. It is argued that there are likely to be three main drivers of price differences between certified and noncertified buildings. These are… more »

Green Building Market and Impact Report

Based on average materials costs, green building materials represented approximately $14.5 billion in cumulative spending through 2010, reaching nearly $120 billion by 2030. Moreover, the embodied energy in buildings that are renovated instead of dem… more »

New Guide Helps Municipalities Monetize the Value of Green Infrastructure

Quantifying the economic value of green infrastructure’s benefits is the key to helping municipalities adopt this innovative and cost-effective stormwater management approach, according to a new report by the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and… more »

Commerical Office Tenants Want Green - Survey Shows Value of Sustainability Initiatives

Green building initiatives are a key influencer when tenants decide to sign a commercial real estate lease, according to a survey by GE Capital Real Estate. The survey, conducted over the past year, included more than 2,220 office tenants in the U.S., C… more »