Green Building Adoption Index shows more “green” in cities with benchmarking laws
LOS ANGELES, July 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - After placing second last year, the Chicago market claimed the top spot with 66% of its space qualified as green certified according to the fourth annual Green Building Adoption Index study by CBRE and Maastricht University. San Francisco slipped to second, while Atlanta, Houston and Minneapolis again claimed spots in the top 5 in the 2017 report. “Green” office buildings in the U.S. are defined as those that hold either an EPA ENERGY STAR label, USGBC LEED certification or both.
Chicago has moved up in a ranking of the nation’s largest metropolises on a recent survey of sustainable office space. According to the 2016 Green Building Adoption Index, over 72% of the Chicago market’s qualified commercial space is certified green, up from 63% last year.
Third Annual Green Building Adoption Index Shows Percentage of U.S. Office Space “Green” Certified Tops 40%
Los Angeles, October 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Institutional owners of office buildings continued to pursue green building certifications in the 30 largest U.S. markets during 2015. Continuing an upward trend over the past decade, green certifications are now held by 11.8 percent of all surveyed buildings, representing 40.2 percent of all office space.
by David Pogue, Global Director of Corporate Responsibility at CBRE
Green building adoption is primarily a big building-first tier city phenomenon in the US. 62.1% of office buildings, greater than 500,000 square feet, are considered “green”, compared to just 4.5% of smaller buildings - spanning less than 100,000 square feet.
62% of large buildings qualify as green, compared to less than 5% of small buildings; San Francisco closing in on Minneapolis in green market rankings
Los Angeles, June 25, 2015/3BL Media/ – Owners of small buildings have an opportunity to differentiate themselves by implementing energy-efficient practices, due to a significant gap between large and small office buildings in achieving sustainability certification, according to a new study by CBRE Group, Inc. and Maastricht University.