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National Green Building Adoption Index - 2017

Working paper

09-07-17 |

To quantitatively measure the growth and uptake of green building certification, Maastricht University and CBRE developed the CBRE Green Building Adoption Index, working in close collaboration with USGBC and CBRE Research. Based on a rigorous methodology, the adoption index shows the growth of ENERGY STAR and/or LEED certified space for the 30 largest U.S. office markets, both in aggregate and for each individual market, since 2005. The headline statistic – the percentage of commercial office space that has been certified as “green” or “efficient” – now stands at 38 percent across 30 office markets in the U.S. That percentage grew from less than 5 percent in 2005. This long term and consistent increase in certified buildings is but one of the signs of continued and growing interest in energy efficiency and sustainability in the built environment.

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