Green pearl case-for_green_office_leasing


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Case for Green Office Leasing - presented at the GreenPearl Events Office Leasing, Finance and Investment Summit - June 10, 2010

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  • •  in the us buildings account for    72% of electricity consumption, •    39% of energy use, •    38% of all carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions, •    40% of raw materials use, •    30% of waste output (136 million tons annually), and •    14% of potable water consumption. In New York City, buildings account for 79% of carbon emissions e. The commercial real estate market is one of the most significant players in the country’s attempt to meet its environmental goals
  • LEED projects dramatically increased over the past year. For example, in NYC there are 90 LEED certified projects completed in all product types as of April 2010 400 ongoing LEED projects have been registered
  • Operating costs decrease 8-9% Building value increases 7.5% Return on investment improves 6.6% Occupancy ratio increases 3.5% Rent ratio increases 3% Reduced Operating Costs 2008 (New Buildings Institute study that indicated third party certified buildings outperform their conventional counterparts across a wide variety of metrics. New LEED‐certified buildings energy usage is 25‐30% better than non‐LEED certified buildings Energy star buildings use approximately 40% less energy than average buildings and emit 35% less carbon. Costar 2008 study shows LEED buildings commanded rent premiums of $11.24/ft2 over their non‐LEED have 3.8% higher occupancy. Rental rates in ENERGY STAR buildings represented a $2.38/ft2 premium over comparable non‐ENERGY STAR® buildings and had 3.6% higher occupancy. ENERGY STAR buildings are selling for an average of $61/ft2 more than their peers, while LEED buildings are commanding an average of $171/ft2 more than non‐LEED® buildings. CoStar’s findings were based on a study of more than 1,300 LEED certified and ENERGY STAR buildings representing about 351 million ft2 in CoStar’s commercial property database of roughly 44 billion ft2 nationwide. These buildings were compared to non‐green properties with similar size, location, class, tenancy and year‐built characteristics.
  • Green pearl case-for_green_office_leasing

    1. 1. The Business Case for Green Office Leasing
    2. 2. Take Away <ul><ul><li>* Green Buildings Matter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Green Buildings have multiple and quantifiable benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Prime time for Green Real Estate </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. 1. Buildings consume 2/3 rd of the U.S. power supply 2. In NY, Buildings account for 79% of Carbon emissions 3. Without significant energy use reductions from buildings, many carbon reduction goals are unachievable Green Buildings Matter
    4. 4. NYC’s Green Landscape <ul><ul><li>Total number of Office Buildings = 3,702 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of LEED Certified Buildings = 19 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of Energy Star Buildings = 84 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of LEED CI offices = 50 </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. What’s Driving Green <ul><li>Unprecedented level of government initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Heightened demand for green construction </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced operating costs for owners </li></ul><ul><li>More affordable green technologies </li></ul>
    6. 6. Market Drivers for Owners: LEED Certified and Energy Star Buildings <ul><li>Lower Vacancy Rates </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Rental Rates </li></ul>
    7. 7. Tenant Side Drivers towards Green <ul><li>Corporate social responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>International affiliates are green </li></ul><ul><li>Significant increases in productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Attracting talent </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing opportunities </li></ul>