The CBRE Green Building Adoption Index

As a major consumer of energy, water and other natural resources, commercial real estate is at the fore of many environmental and sustainability issues. As a result, there has been growing demand for more efficient, “green” buildings over the past decade. In order to track the industry’s adoption of green building initiatives, a consortium of CBRE Research, Maastricht University and the University of Guelph has created the Green Building Adoption Index. Published annually, it uses a rigorous methodology to track the growth of Energy Star and LEED certified buildings since 2005 for the 30 largest U.S. office markets and this year has been extended to the 30 largest U.S. multifamily markets.