Living Buildings: The Case for Developing, Owning and Investing in High Performance Buildings

In the past decade alone, over 50,000 buildings and nearly 2.0 billion sq. ft. of real estate have been developed to standards that are considered “High Performance” or “Living” buildings. As the trend to build these type of future-proof buildings continues, experts contend that this strategy is more than environmentally conscious but the research also supports that it is financially compelling. High performance buildings that engage the occupants are now in greater demand than ever by sophisticated tenants and investors alike. Developers and architects must continue to educate the broader market on the barriers and benefits to this cutting edge asset class. Owner developed and occupied buil