CABA Information Series

IS-2009-133: Do Green Buildings Make Dollars and Sense?

This paper from the University of San Diego and CB Richard Ellis surveyed tenants of green buildings.  534 tenants in 154 Energy Star buildings were surveyed.  Rents of green buildings are higher.  Working in a green building is important for tenants.  Methods for measuring productivity in green buildings are discussed.  It is noted that green buildings are more intensively managed.  “Our results continue to support the notion of green paying off.”























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