Natural Resources Defense Council BUILDING GREEN FROM PRINCIPLE TO PRACTICE
Home Build Your Business Case Set Your Budget and Goals Adopt a Whole-Building Approach Apply Sustainable Building Strategies Capitalize on Your Achievement
IMPROVE YOUR LEASE-UP AND OCCUPANCY RATES

By providing a healthier, more productive working or living environment that costs less to operate and maintain, you'll attract tenants more quickly -- and hold on to them. Lease-up rates for green buildings typically range from average to 20 percent above average.

For Hines, a leading real estate development, investment and management company, sustainable design has contributed to an 8 percent higher occupancy rate in its green buildings relative to the non-green buildings of its competitors.
One South Dearborn, Hines
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TOP BUSINESS BENEFITS
FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDERS
Distinguish Yourself in the Marketplace
Improve Your Lease-Up and Occupancy Rates
Command Higher Rents
Reduce Your Risk
Increase the Market Value of Your Project
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TOP BUSINESS BENEFITS
FOR OWNER-OCCUPANTS
Polish Your Public Image
Lower Your Operating and Maintenance Costs
Increase Employee
Satisfaction and Productivity
Reduce Your Risk
Increase the Market Value of Your Project
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RESOURCE CENTER

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