Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Rise and Fall of Green Buildings – Certifications on the Increase with Costs Decreasing

The below is an extract from Rebecca Pearce's opinion piece on the UK Green Building Council's website. Read the full article here

Over the summer you may have missed some big news for the green building industry, providing proof points for what many us have thought for some time – that green buildings are increasingly important to the commercial property market and that they don’t necessarily come with a big cost premium.

In late June Dr Nils Kok and Rogier Holtermans of Maastricht University published a new sustainability measure– the Green Building Adoption Index. Developed with funding from CBRE’s global Real Green Research challenge the Green Building Adoption Index (GBAI) looks at the take up of green building certification across the US office market. 

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