22 Apr '11, 11pm

Tapping the Business Opportunities in Green Government Buildings

Tapping the Business Opportunities in Green Government Buildings

The tremendous growth of the green building movement over the last decade has been driven in no small part by the leadership of federal agencies and state and local governments that embraced LEED and green building early and enthusiastically. Nationwide, governments own and operate a significant portion of the existing building stock. Many have set portfolio-wide policies mandating LEED certification for publicly owned buildings. Of the more than 38,000 projects in the LEED pipeline, a full 28 percent are government-owned. This is due in large part to the tireless efforts by agency staff who led efforts to save taxpayer dollars by making these buildings more efficient, healthier places to work. Keeping this momentum going is imperative given that the government sector, specifically the federal government, still has a lot of work to do to find these same efficiencies in the...

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