Green Building Barometer Shows Substantial Increase in Green Certified Buildings

According to the California Sustainability Alliance, California is closing in on the important “50% of Class A office space being green” mark. The not-so-good news is that there is still a long way to go in order to improve the sustainability of Class B and C office buildings.

As of November 2010, 48% of Class A office space in California was certified green (i.e., EnergySTAR® and/or LEED certified—equating to approximately 100 million square feet of office space, and a nearly 100% increase from the 26% of Class A office space that was certified green when we introduced our barometers in October 2008. For more, please visit the California Sustainability Alliance website...

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