What do San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Washington DC have in common?
Besides being major US cities, they were also recently determined to have the best green office markets.
“The 2011 Green Building Opportunity Index remains the first office market assessment tool to provideweighted comparisons of top U.S. office markets on the basis of both real estate fundamentals andgreen investment considerations. As in the inaugural 2010 version, the Index compares each market’srelative position to its peers in six categories:
Adoption & Implementation, Mandates & Incentives, State Energy Initiatives and Green Culture
For 2011, the Index has been enhanced by adding five new markets and refining the methodology and data inputs – yielding a more comprehensive view into the factors that influence successful development, retro-fitting, leasing and sales of investment grade green office buildings. “
2011 Green Building Opportunity Index©
Source: Cushman&Wakefield and Better Bricks