Leading Companies Are Prioritizing Green And Using LEED, USGBC Survey Reveals

Washington, DC, April 13, 2015—A study by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developer of the LEED system, reveals that the world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts, and a majority of them are using LEED to achieve their goals.

The survey, LEED and the Corporate Built Environment, showed:

  • 82% of survey respondents from Fortune 200 companies are likely to continue using LEED over the next three years for new construction or retrofit projects
  • 60% of surveyed companies believe LEED positively impacts their return on investment (ROI)
  • 70% stated they pursue LEED as a means to save money by being more energy efficient
  • 80% agree that LEED is a key way their company communicates sustainability efforts to stakeholders

Of the respondents, which encompassed 48 of the Fortune 200 companies, 96% use LEED to support their sustainability efforts. Ninety-three percent reported that demonstrating a commitment to the environment motivates their company to use LEED.

LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world, with nearly 69,000 LEED certified commercial buildings in more than 150 countries and territories globally.



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