Even despite current economic conditions, many businesses view investing in energy efficiency as a priority in their buildings, according to the 2010 Green Building Survey that was conducted by National Real Estate Investor in conjunction with the U.S. Green Building Council.

As property owners struggle financially, going green still seems to be taking a hold in the commercial real estate industry. According to the survey report,

bAn overwhelming 95% of corporate respondents stress that green design is important in the site selection process. Many corporate executives are passionate about protecting the environment and saving energy: 82% say energy efficiency is important this year in selecting green buildings to buy or lease, compared with 63% last year.b

Developers are considerably less interested in green initiatives. The percentage who view green design as an important part of future projects has actually decreased since last year from 37 percent to 19 percent.

You can read more about the survey results here. Is your company interested in sustainability? Leave a comment to share your thoughts.

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