Green building study shows occupancy results

A regional study of green buildings is the first of its kind to study post-occupancy results of LEED buildings in Illinois.

10/27/2009


 

Illinois has been an early leader in green building construction, currently ranking sixth in the number of U.S. Green Building Council LEED buildings built, with the City of Chicago itself having more LEED certified buildings than any other city in the country. This leadership continues with release of a report from the U.S. Green Building Council - Chicago Chapter (USGBC - Chicago) that provides a first look at post-occupancy performance of LEED buildings on a local scale.

" The Regional Green Building Case Study Project: A Post-Occupancy Study of LEED Projects in Illinois " report summarizes the first year of a multi-year study to analyze the post-occupancy benefits of 25 LEED certified projects in Illinois related to: energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water use, construction and operating costs, cost of building green, health and productivity impacts, and occupant comfort. The study was funded by the Grand Victoria Foundation and is a collaborative endeavor between the USGBC Chicago, U.S. EPA Region 5, the City of Chicago, Delta Institute, and the Center for Neighborhood Technology, which was the lead researcher for the project.

Read the full report.



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