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Posted September 11th 2014

Gone Green

Building or managing sustainable office buildings is now the norm rather than the exception, according to a CBRE report. In the past nine years, the percentage of certified green buildings in the largest 30 markets has grown from 1.5 percent in 2005 to 13.2 percent in 2013, according to the National Green Buildings Adoption Index. These certified buildings represent more than 39 percent of all the office space in those markets. In Minneapolis, the market with the largest share of green buildings, 77 percent of the market’s square footage is certified green. In Houston and Atlanta, more than 50 percent of the space is green, and in even smaller markets such as Philadelphia and Tampa, Fla., 36 percent and 27 percent of the space is certified. To qualify, properties...

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