According to the new research, more than 10 percent of the real estate and commercial property market has adopted ENERGY STAR for office buildings, and the proportion of LEED certified buildings in the commercial sector has increased from 0.5 percent in 2005 to 5 percent in 2014. This sizable increase is exceptionally surprising for the property market as it tends to be both slow moving and cautious to drastic change. Click here to read more about the new report's findings regarding the movement towards energy efficiency and sustainability.
Based on this data, this is just the beginning of what is to come from the push for better, greener buildings. With the changes seen in just a decade, it will be interesting to see what further innovations will be made in the near future in order to continue improving and expanding upon energy efficient design and building.
What is LEED?
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system. Created by the United States Green Building Council, LEED provides a point system for green buildings and their construction, awarding points for 6 main areas: Location and Transportation, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality. Buildings are then awarded levels of certification--Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum. The more points a building gets, the higher their level of certification.
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