A Corporate Guide to Implementing a Sustainable Real Estate Program

Summer 2010, Vol. 35, No. 2

Abstract: Sustainability is no longer thought of as a passing fad but rather a business imperative across the globe. As a result of changing energy prices, anticipated carbon regulation, stricter future building codes, cost containment, limited natural resources, or increasing pressure from stakeholders, the question has clearly changed from whether sustainable design should be considered to why one would choose not to consider it. This article looks at a seven-step program that can help in implementing a sustainable real estate program.