Buildings have played an important role in human society throughout global history. Although the architectural design and the technology of building construction have evolved in different ways across regions, the fundamental functions of buildings have not changed. This study examines perspectives on green office building attributes through a survey of several hundred office manager tenants of class A and B office buildings in 17 major US markets. The on-line survey is being conducted during summer 2014. Questions include prioritizing of 18 specific green attributes, triple bottom line priorities, lease structure, pricing of attributes in the marketplace, and connecting green attributes with work productivity. The study was funded by CBRE1.

  • 1. We acknowledge support from CBRE, Inc., as part of the Green Research Challenge funding program, directed by Mr. David Pogue This paper will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the African Real Estate Society in Capetown, RSA, in September 2014.