Top Companies Globally Go Green Building LEED

A recent report stated 80 percent of companies go LEED to communicate corporate sustainability efforts to the world.  As reported, by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) this study looked at Fortune 200 companies that were also members of USGBC.

“We launched LEED 15 years ago so that the world’s leading businesses would have a tool that would deliver the immediate, measureable results they need to prove that what is good for the environment is also good for the bottom line,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “This survey demonstrates how successful we’ve been in helping link profit to planet and why LEED continues to be the market leader, certifying 1.85 million square feet of commercial space every day.”

The survey, LEED and the Corporate Built Environment, showed:

82 percent of survey respondents from Fortune 200 companies are likely to continue using LEED over the next three years for new construction or retrofit projects

60 percent of surveyed companies believe LEED positively impacts their return on investment (ROI)

70 percent stated they pursue LEED as a means to save money by being more energy efficient

80 percent agree that LEED is a key way their company communicates sustainability efforts to stakeholders

96 percent use LEED to support their sustainability efforts. Nearly all (93 percent) reported that demonstrating a commitment to the environment motivates their company to use LEED.

USGBC partnered with Keybridge LLC to produce this survey, which was targeted at executives in charge of building operations or corporate sustainability efforts. The survey was conducted between January and March 2015. A majority of respondents were USGBC members.

Source: USGBC

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