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
INCREASE THE MARKET VALUE OF YOUR PROJECT

By offering a stronger occupancy record, lower risk and liability, and substantial operating savings, your green building will likely be a more attractive property to buyers, even in a down market. As a general rule, for every $1.00 per square foot your green project saves in operating expenses, its net present value increases by $10.00 per square foot.

Also, getting your project certified through the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program can help you draw higher bids for the property by generating media interest in your project and giving credibility to its green performance claims.

The USAA Realty Company invested $110,000 in energy efficiency measures in its 170,000-square-foot office plaza in La Paz, California, and achieved an increase in market value of $1.5 million upon sale of the building.

 
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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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