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Tenant Occupants of Green Office Buildings: Driving the Market for Improving Existing Building Stock

Type Reports
Authored by Dave Pogue, Lisa Colicchio, Donna Laquidara-Carr
Published by USGBC
Published on 3 Oct 2011

A survey of occupants of buildings that have achieved an Energy Star label or LEED certification reveals a high value placed on green building and a high level of satisfaction with the buildings. Several features, including healthy indoor air quality and daylighting and views, are highly valued but the less tangible elements present challenges for promoting satisfaction. In general, both Energy Star and LEED buildings performed comparably in most categories in terms of satisfaction, despite the fact that the LEED buildings do offer greater daylighting opportunities. Occupants of these buildings also report increased productivity.


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