Green Buildings: Fewer Sick Days, Higher Rents

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on November 19, 2009

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Environmentally-friendly construction practices have gotten a lot of hype over the past few years but do they really pay off as an investment? A new study found that tenants in green buildings experience increased productivity and fewer sick days. The research also found that that green buildings have lower vacancy rates and higher rents than non-green counterparts.

The study, conducted by the University of San Diego and commercial real estate broker CB Richard Ellis Group, found that tenants in green buildings such as the Behnisch Architekten-designed Unilever offices in Hamburg above are more productive based on two measures: the average number of tenant sick days and a productivity change. Respondents reported an average of 2.88 fewer sick days in their current green office versus their previous non-green office. About 55% of respondents indicated that employee productivity had improved.

Based on the average tenant salary, an office space of 250 square feet per worker and 250 workdays a year, the decrease in sick days translated into a net impact of nearly $5.00 per square foot per year. The increase in productivity translated into a net impact of about $20 per square foot. The study also showed that green buildings have 3.5% lower vacancy rates and 13% higher rental rates than the market.

The work was based on surveys of 154 buildings under CBRE’s management, totaling more than 51.6 million square feet and housing 3,000 tenants in ten markets across the U.S. The study defined a green building as those with LEED certification at any level or those that bear the EPA ENERGY STAR ® label.

Another report out in the past week concluded that constructing new green buildings or retrofitting existing structures with energy efficient air conditioning, solar panels and the like will support 7.9 million U.S. jobs and pump $554 billion into the American economy over the next four years. The study, by the U.S. Green Building Council and Booz Allen Hamilton, determined that green construction spending currently supports more than 2 million American jobs and generates more than $100 billion in gross domestic product and wages.

The economic impact of the total green construction market from 2000 to 2008, the study found, was $178 billion. It created or saved 2.4 million jobs and generated $123 billion in wages.

The U.S. Green Building Council certifies LEED buildings and obviously has an interest in the movement, but Rick Fedrizzi, chief exec of the group said something remarkably down to earth in releasing the report: “Our goal is for the phrase ‘green building’ to become obsolete, by making all building and retrofits green – and transforming every job in our industry into a green job.”

Can’t argue with that.

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Bill Odum

November 19, 2009 09:56 AM

It's an old old story, especially with business in the USA. There is tremendous outcry that change will cost too much, and is not good for business profits. The conservative politicians have garnered votes to stay in office by taking advantage of this. After all no one likes change; that is, until government puts spine into sensible and challenging regulations, and the guts to put money and discipline into enforcing them. Gradually, the adjective "green" goes from an expletive to the green of money profit. That's the "American Way". The realization that this is happening outside the USA first, is slowly beginning to sink in to Business. Let's get going, and make that the new "American Way" !!

Marty

November 19, 2009 12:21 PM

Whether one is a liberal democrat or a conservative republican, change for the sake of change is dangerous. The United States has always evolved ("changed"), and will no doubt continue to evolve, thanks to the private sector. This story has nothing to do with politics.

James Davis

November 19, 2009 12:40 PM

There's nothing tremendously "green" about buildings like the one shown in the photo above. This looks more like architectural masturbation, not to mention wasting a huge tract of land, consuming huge amounts of energy for both construction and maintenance, and then worst of all forcing its users to KEEP DRIVING EVERYWHERE. One can't even walk around the block for lunch, or to shop for a gift. This building is the epitome of far-flung suburban inefficiency, made for people who drive to the health club to use the walking machine.

David

November 19, 2009 02:41 PM

I think Mr. Davis might be inclined to retract his extremely ignorant comments if he actually knew anything about the building shown in the above photo. It is Unilever's German headquarters, located on the Elbe River in downtown Hamburg. It is about one block south of a sizeable shopping area with museums, restaurants, cafes, and gift shops. In addition, the very center of downtown Hamburg is only about 10 blocks away, and is probably more conveniently accesible via their excellent public transportation system when compared to driving. Search Unileverhaus for details on the many environmental advantages of the building that are not evident in the single photo on which Mr. Davis is basing his judgement. If one wanted to make a point on suburban inefficieny, one could not choose a worse example than this building.

Robert

November 19, 2009 09:56 PM

No one who has commented so far even mentioned "sick building syndrome". I wonder if most modern multi-story architecture which seems so dehumanizing to non-engineers - demoralizes people, and degrades productivity. Of course, I still love The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand - wish there were more architects like that one!

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November 21, 2009 06:03 AM

yah; in this place much higher rent....in this buildings. Additionally, the research found that tenants in green buildings are more productive, based on two measures: the average number of tenant sick days and the self-reported productivity change.
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November 22, 2009 06:05 AM

Publishing such nonsense shows Palmeri is either stupid or easily duped or both. Correlating "Green Buildings" with number of sick days suffered by employees or increase in worker productivity is dubious at best and out right misrepresentation at worse. To Wit: It is absolutely proven that 98% of all deceased had consumed a tomato product three days earlier. It is irrefutable that 100% of all deceased had consumed water 24 hours earlier. Therefore, these correlations show that tomato and water are fatal or dangerous substances. This erroneous conclusion shows that the existence of even several correlations does not prove causation. Palmeri would have BW readers believe otherwise. This is the type of garbage argument Palmeri is dishing to BW readers. The aphorism, "Garbage in garbage out," describes the trash whirling within Palmeri's head.

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November 22, 2009 06:06 AM

Publishing such nonsense shows Palmeri is either stupid or easily duped or both. Correlating "Green Buildings" with number of sick days suffered by employees or increase in worker productivity is dubious at best and out right misrepresentation at worse. To Wit: It is absolutely proven that 98% of all deceased had consumed a tomato product three days earlier. It is irrefutable that 100% of all deceased had consumed water 24 hours earlier. Therefore, these correlations show that tomato and water are fatal or dangerous substances. This erroneous conclusion shows that the existence of even several correlations does not prove causation. Palmeri would have BW readers believe otherwise. This is the type of garbage argument Palmeri is dishing to BW readers. The aphorism, "Garbage in garbage out," describes the trash whirling within Palmeri's head.

roland antoun

November 22, 2009 08:45 AM

surely GREEN BUILDING will have extraordenary positive effect on our life and this will indirectly lead to more productivity and weell being. But why do we have to limit our measurements to the immediate scale of revenue and cost, think long run as the positive effect will go on for quite nonending period.

Sweetlou

November 24, 2009 04:21 PM

Ballbuster, your example would only meaningful if all the water drinkers and tomato product eaters in a control group were recorded prior to their death. Then the affects of the two substances as related to death, or to continued life, could be part of a meaningful study. Learn math, and don't fear science.

Rae

November 24, 2009 08:01 PM

Unilever's new HQ is a "green building"?
Since when did THAT company give a s**t about the environment and people's health, with their disgraceful history as polluters?


http://www.chinacsr.com/en/2007/09/25/1714-unilever-fined-rmb100000-for-pollution-emissions-in-china/

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http://www.icis.com/Articles/1995/04/12/26434/unilever-fined-in-river-mersey-pollution-case.html

http://www.mcspotlight.org/beyond/companies/unilever.html

http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/?lid=260

Rae

November 24, 2009 08:08 PM

The new Unilever HQ is a "green" building? Since when has that company been interested in the environment and
people's health, with their shameful record as polluters?


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Ted

December 12, 2009 01:41 AM

Wow ! What a surprise. A Commercial Real Estate company publishing Study about how Green buildings are better for you and cost less too ! Imagine that ! Reminds me of R.J. Reynolds publishing reports about the safety and harmlessness of 2nd hand Cigarette smoke. CBRE is a litle bit to close to the business of renting out "Green" space for a premium to be a credible source.

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