Should you get an extra LEED point? The way to frame the question is of course, is it worth the effort, will you or others benefit from the incremental work? To use economics jargon – what’s the marginal value of LEED? In our research, we have turned up an interesting paper that quantifies this. The paper only looks at the rental […]

The Rental and Occupancy Benefits of Sustainable Buildings

In a previous post, I discussed how in Autocase for Sustainable Buildings, we would be quantifying how sustainable buildings rents and occupancy are higher than non-certified buildings. Autocase for Sustainable Buildings (coming in beta at Greenbuild this week) has used information from three studies of almost 17,000 buildings (LEED and Energy Star or their comparators). We have recently found a summary (“Studies of Price Effects of […]