Houston office market among country's greenestHouston office market among country's greenesthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=170802017-07-11T05:00:00Z2017-07-11T17:00:00Z

​​HOUSTON – ​​For the second year in a row, Space City has ranked fourth among U.S. cities with the most green office space, according to a study from CBRE and the Netherland's Maastricht University. 

Certified green buildings accounted for 53 percent of the area's overall office space at the end of 2016. The buildings hold an EPA Energy Star label, a U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification, or both. 

Chicago claimed​ the top spot among 30 cities tracked, with 66 percent of its space certified as green, according to the Green Building Adoption Index. 

San Francisco ranked second with 62 percent, Atlanta third with 55 percent, and Minneapolis fifth with 51 percent. 

Across the nation, the study found 10.3 percent of all buildings surveyed are Energy Star labeled, representing 31.7 percent of total commercial office space. It found that 4.7 percent of buildings were LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, representing 18.7 percent of the total space.​

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