Report outlining projected economic benefits of green infrastructure to private landowners.
(2013) By the Natural Resources Defense Council. This report identifies and quantifies (to the extent feasible) additional economic benefits that green infrastructure can bring to property owners, including owners of multifamily residential buildings.
Commercial properties with well-designed green infrastructure can reap the rewards of higher rents and property values, increased retail sales, energy savings, local financial incentives (such as tax credits, rebates, and stormwater fee credits), reduced life-cycle and maintenance costs, reduced flood damage, reduced water bills, reduced crime, and improved health and job satisfaction for office employees. In fact, green infrastructure and other green building practices are increasingly becoming a quality benchmark for the private sector, because they illustrate a developer’s commitment to healthier, sustainable communities and place-making, while creating measurable value added for property owners and tenants alike.