Ten years ago green construction was seen as a new way of building. Governments across North America standardized LEED requirements for many public buildings. It was generally assumed that the private sector would follow the trend. As the economy pulled back and investors looked even more closely at returns the market started to ask – where is my return in going green?
The panelists we assembled came from four key sectors of the real estate industry; a mixed use developer, a pension fund manager, a not for profit manager and a mechanical engineer. The group provided some surprising insights into the green building ideas and their short and long term payback.
To view the round table discussion please visit NAIOP Vancouver Chapter’s Site: