The 2015 Green Building Adoption Index is CBRE’s annual comprehensive review of the growth of green research and building certifications in the 30 largest U.S. office markets.
Tracking the growth of both EPA ENERGY STAR® and USGBC LEED® certifications, this study is the first ever to accurately measure the rise of these important environmental recognitions in the commercial real estate market. The analysis develops both national and individual statistics with supporting narrative examinations of each market, allowing comparisons between marketplaces. Additionally, this year’s green research study examines building performance by various size categories, providing further analytical detail to this increasingly important market phenomena.
The project was accomplished by a research team from Maastricht University, supported by CBRE market research as well as EPA ENERGY STAR and USGBC LEED data.