US Leader In Green Commercial Space Announced

US Leader In Green Commercial Space Announced

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 9:00am

CAMPAIGN: CBRE Environmental Sustainability

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The US city with the highest percentage of green commercial space is Minneapolis, with 77 percent of its commercial real estate space certified as green, according to a study by CBRE Group and Maastricht University.

The city with the second-highest percentage of green space was San Francisco, at 67.2 percent, followed by Chicago at 62.1 percent, Houston at 54.8 percent and Atlanta at 54.1 percent.

The study also noted that since 2005, Energy Star-labeled buildings have increased nearly 600 percent, and the proportion of buildings that are LEED certified have increased from 0.5 percent to 5 percent.

In addition, the study found that LEED-certified space now totals 19.4 percent of the total building stock in the 30 markets reviewed.

The study, known as the Green Building Adoption Index, is the first project completed under CBRE’s Real Green Research Challenge. The RGRC was launched in 2012 and is CBRE’s $1 million commitment to fund leading-edge sustainability research and innovation in commercial real estate.

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