CBRE: Houston among nation's top five greenest citiesCBRE: Houston among nation's top five greenest citieshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=149182016-10-18T05:00:00Z2016-10-18T17:00:00Z​HOUSTON – The city climbed to fourth place on the third annual Green Building Adoption Index study by CBRE Group Inc. and Maastricht University.

“Green” office buildings hold either an EPA Energy Star label, USGBC LEED certification, or both.

Houston rose from fifth place, and its overall total of green certified space grew to 60.1 percent, significantly higher than the prior year’s 52.8 percent.

“Building new, LEED-certified buildings has bec​ome a market standard for Houston, especially as companies attract a younger workforce and use their offices as a way to recruit and retain talent,” said Steve Rocher, executive vice president with CBRE.
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