UL’s Chief Economist Predicts Sensor Technology Will Focus Awareness of Indoor Air Quality

UL’s Chief Economist Erin Grossi recently developed a study of the track record of green building in order to determine which elements of the movement have been generating consistent returns on investment.

Organizations like LEED in the United States and BREEAM in Europe disrupted the market roughly 20 years ago by establishing new sustainability criteria for buildings to meet. The work of these organizations forever changed the way people think about structural design and construction, and ultimately paved the way for the new focus on building performance that is emerging in the industry today.

UL’s Chief Economist Erin Grossi recently developed a study of the track record of green building in order to determine which elements of the movement have been generating consistent returns on investment for building owners, operators and investors. The findings of the study indicate that while some value has been established by architects and developers through enhanced design practices, exceedingly more value was added when owners and investors started focusing more on the actual performance of building systems on the operations side to ensure they can truly deliver enhanced energy management, water conservation and improved indoor air quality. … (read more)

Source: UL.com