What’s more, many markets across the country are taking measures to meet federal incentives, for example, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, included energy efficiency requirements for federal buildings.

Washington D.C. is one of these markets. “Since 2009, almost two-thirds of all office space built here has been either LEED-certified or Energy Star efficient. Demand has been strong during their leasing periods, as green buildings command lower vacancies (20.7 percent vs. 17 percent) than non-green counterparts.”

Speaking directing to the increasing demand for green, the article points out that green buildings that have leased quickly, while “multiple non-green buildings in nearby Capitol Hill that delivered during 2009-2010 are still not yet fully leased.”

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