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#ENERGYSTAR buildings by far have the highest tenant satisfaction scores – coincidence? https://t.co/IMr7Ot9Rt3

#ENERGYSTAR buildings by far have the highest tenant satisfaction scores – coincidence? https://t.co/IMr7Ot9Rt3

Real estate services firm DTZ recently surveyed the office market to evaluate the impact of three of the most common green building certifications: USGBC LEED for Existing Buildings, EPA Energy Star, and the OMB Energy and Sustainability Scorecard, says Alison Porter, DTZ's vice president of sustainability services. The study leveraged tenant satisfaction data from Kingsley Associates, and included 61 office buildings in the company’s portfolio across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. About half the buildings hold a certification. “That was important, because we wanted to make sure that there wasn’t any kind of bias in the sample.” While no substantial effect was found relating to OMB scores, LEED- and Energy Star-certified buildings performed significantly better than non-certified buildings, with satisfaction scores an average of 10 points higher for the former and 30 points...

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