Advantages of Green Buildings
Green buildings cost less to operate and have an
increased return on income.
Reduction in energy and water use equal higher Net
Operating Income and Building Value.
Studies indicate reduced maintenance and operating
costs for Green buildings.
Green buildings command higher rents and
Data indicates that green building command 5% –
10% higher rents and enjoy higher occupancy rates.
Green buildings qualify for tax breaks and
rebates from utilities.
There are a variety of tax incentives available for
green buildings. Utilities are encouraging reduced
power and water use.
Workers in Green buildings have reduced rates of
Healthier employees equal a healthier bottom line,
lower health insurance costs and higher morale
Workers in Green buildings show increased
Studies indicate 5% to 15% increases in productivity
following a move to a green building.
Green buildings are more attractive to tenants.
Retail sales 20% higher in green buildings
Students score 20% higher on math and reading
tests in green buildings.
Green buildings are better risks.
Commissioning process addresses most common
causes of loss in commercial buildings (electrical fires
and plumbing leaks).
Green buildings are better for the environment.
Reduced energy use means less CO2.
America has a potable water crisis on the horizon.
Recycling takes burden off of landfills
Green is a growing trend.
US Green Building Council intends to certify 100,000
buildings by 2010 Green Construction starts expected to exceed $12
Billion in 2007 Green buildings may soon make other buildings obsolete.