In green housing development, the high-performance building is the goal. Marked by heightened energy and water efficiency, sustainable and environment-friendly development, the high-performance of green building comes at a price that pays for itself in the long run.
But the multifamily property sector has lagged in adoption of green building standards. Confusion over best practices in new construction as well as in remodeling existing properties has stalled implementations and budgeting. The multipliers presented by multifamily force developers to step carefully; shifting standards and the ever-changing technology picture make for uncertainty in green building generally.