Sustainability Top Benefits

According to the 2008 Green Building Survey conducted by National Real Estate Investor, sustainability provides owners protection against declining property values and rising energy cost. The survey was conducted across corporate and developer respondents. The results show the following top benefits of green design. Lower energy cost was rated the highest benefit.

Lower energy cost
Ability to differentiate in marketing
Environmentally friendly
Ease of resale ( 4% more for LEED- Certified Buildings)
Ease of leasing space
Higher rents ( 3% higher rents for green properties)
Higher returns on investment

Source: National Real Estate Investor