Commercial building owners and managers will invest an estimated $960 billion globally by 2023 on greening their existing built infrastructure. Major priority areas include more energy-efficient heating, solar, ventilation and air conditioning, windows, lighting, plumbing fixtures, and other key technologies. There are many benefits to a green commercial space: a healthier environment, and lower waste and utility costs. For companies leasing space in these buildings, recruitment and retention are improved, particularly among millennials, who would take a pay cut to work at an environmentally responsible company

The Bullitt Center in Seattle, Washington is certified as a “Living Building” and considered to be one of the greenest commercial buildings in the world. The building features net zero energy and water, composting toilets, toxic-free materials, FSC wood, and more.

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The How and Why of Green Building

Buildings around the world account for more than 40 percent of energy use and almost a third of greenhouse gas emissions. The United Nations Environment Programme projects that if we continue with business as usual…

10 Most Sustainable Office Buildings Worldwide

With the alarming changes in global climate and the running out of non-renewable energy resources, sustainability in design has become an essential requirement and not just a design option. Now, architects from around the globe…

Commercial Tenant Program

NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program supports tenants, landlords, and industry consultants in improving interior office and leased spaces through thoughtful design, proactive maintenance and operations, and actionable plans to reduce energy consumption over the life of…



Sustainable Office Buildings in the US

By Gemma Church        
What’s more, the energy-efficient lighting systems are fitted throughout the building, including a particularly impressive LED installation on top of Tower 6 producing 340 shades of color and various patterns to illuminate the night sky.

Vestre to Build the World’s Greenest Furniture Factory

By Ryan Waddoups     07/07/2020   
Building the factory is a crucial next step in Vestre’s ongoing mission to become the world’s most sustainable furniture manufacturer. “Man-made climate change is the greatest challenge of our time,” says Jan Christian Vestre, the…