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Sustainability helps lure industrial projects to city

Sustainability helps lure industrial projects to city

The availability of LEED credits that come from building an industrial property in an urban area expected to become an added incentive in luring more industrial building back into cities. According to a case study released by Cushman & Wakefield Global Business Consulting group on Monday, the pursuit of sustainable development will help lure these companies back because urban sites provide the ability to gain credits for LEED certification because urban locations often provide the required development density, access to public transition and often brownfield development opportunities. “Organizations are increasingly pursuing sustainability goals for the industrial facilities within their supply chains – and achieving LEED certification for these facilities can be a meaningful differentiator,” said Matt Poreba, Cushman and Wakefield Consulting Manager, and author of the report, said in a news release.

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Maryland third in green buildings

Maryland ranks third in the United States for LEED, the green building rating system, according to annual rankings by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED stands for leadership in energy and environmental design. LEED-certified spaces use less energy and water ...

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