Tenant complaints and turnover are lower and rental rates are higher
in high performance buildings.
- According to a study by the Building Owners and Managers Association
(BOMA), after insufficient space, lack of comfort is the leading
cause of tenant loss. There is a 50 percent chance a tenant will
move out if they lodge three or more major complaints about comfort
in a year.
- In 2005, CoStar determined that in high
performance LEED® certified Class A office buildings, occupancy
rates are 3 percent higher and rents are 14.6 percent higher.
High performance buildings also improve asset value: According to Energy Star
data, every dollar invested in energy efficiency can add $3 in
building asset value.