Green Buildings Make Cents

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It may be the most boring image ever posted on TreeHugger, but it shows important information: Green buildings get higher rent. A new study, Doing Well by Doing Good? Green Office Buildings by John Quigley, Piet Eichholtz, and Nils Kok, clearly shows:

-Green buildings have higher occupancy rates,
-Green buildings have lower variability in occupancy,
-Green buildings are higher quality – 79% are class A compared to 35% in comparison buildings.

They calculate that the effective rent in green buildings is 6% higher than in conventional buildings, no small increase. Read the PDF here; via ::Jetson Green

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