27,000 members

A Global Network

1.1 billion m2 green building area registered

Green Activity on the Rise
1% to 15% Green Projects Exploring (None)

More than 60% Green Projects 31% to 60% Green Projects 16% to 30% Green Projects








11% 12%



10% 2%


In 2009

In 2015

Source: McGraw-Hill Construction study on World Green Building Trends, 2012, SmartMarket Report

Motivations are changing The business case is now the main driver Source: McGraw-Hill .


Design and Construction Costs Asset Value Operating Costs Workplace Productivity and Health Risk Mitigation .

Business benefits are received by different stakeholders at each stage of the building life cycle. .


• Upfront costs are often offset by a decrease in long-term life cycle costs. . • There is an overall trend in the reduction of design and build costs as markets mature.• Building green does not necessarily need to cost more.


Costs of building green vs. industry perception of costs .

. • In markets where green is more mainstream. • Local market conditions have a significant impact on the value of green buildings.• Studies show a pattern of green buildings being able to more easily attract tenants and to command higher rents and sale prices. ‘brown discounts’ are emerging.


• Green buildings can save money through reduced energy and water consumption and lower long-term operations and maintenance costs. . • Energy savings typically exceed any build cost premiums within a reasonable payback period.


its employees. health and well-being. • Investing in better indoor environments can lead to better returns on one of every company’s greatest assets .• Evidence shows that green design attributes can improve occupant productivity. .

Workplace Productivity and Health .

in turn affecting their ROI • Changing tenant preferences and investor risk screening may translate into risk of obsolescence for inefficient buildings .• Sustainability risk factors can significantly affect rental income and the future value of real estate assets.

• Proactively collect and report data from all regions. • Incorporate risk factors such as climate change. climates and building types.• Evaluate design and investment decisions for impact on value over the life of the building. • Look for opportunities to expand thinking from individual buildings to the greater urban environment . regulation and tenant demand and into portfolio assessments.

– Work with government to create the right policies for green buildings to thrive.• Look for partnership opportunities: – Bring stakeholders together from the beginning of the design process through building operations – Owners and tenants can team up to get the best results from buildings. .

org/activities/business-case/ #GBBusinessCase .worldgbc.Download the Report: www.

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