The Cascadia Region Green Building Council recently released "High Performance Green Building: What's It Worth? Investigating the Market Value of High Performance Green Building." The 76-page report—produced in conjunction with the Vancouver Valuation Accord and real estate advisory firm Cushman & Wakefield—assesses whether green features impact a commercial office building's market value, suggests a lease structure to convert operational savings into asset value, and expands on past research in this area.

"High Performance Green Building" includes case study analyses of three sustainable commercial projects in the Pacific Northwest: Alley24 East in Seattle; 200 Market Place in Portland, Ore.; and Vancouver Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Download the complete study report here.