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
COMMAND HIGHER RENTS

Due to strong tenant demand, building green will enable you to command rents that typically range between market level and 10 percent above market. And increasing your net operating income may allow you to secure bigger loans.

The Solaire (New York, NY):

This green residential tower in New York City's Battery Park City neighborhood fully leased up within six months of its completion in August 2003. Offering amenities such as superior indoor air quality and a roof garden, the Solaire has a waiting list of prospective tenants willing to pay a 5 percent rental premium. Case study »

Vancouver Island Technology Park (Victoria, BC):

For this mixed-use project in Victoria, British Columbia, projected operating savings of $35,000 annually translated into an additional $262,000 in financing. Case study (pdf) »

 
Vancouver Island Technology Park
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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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