Chicago Rises in Ranking of Green Office Space

Chicago Rises in Ranking of Green Office Space

by Matt Baker

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Monday, November 7, 2016 - 1:55pm

CAMPAIGN: CBRE Environmental Sustainability

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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. And with nearly one-fifth of all commercial buildings in the area certified, Chicago comes in at second on the list of the nation’s 30 largest markets, right behind San Francisco.

A joint project of CBRE Group, Inc. and Maastricht University, the Green Building Adoption Index assessed a variety of metrics to determine the growth of ENERGY STAR- and LEED-certified space in the largest U.S. office markets. This year’s index also features map-embedded geocodes of each of the green buildings.

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