Savings on utility expenses alone from using green technology could add as much as $4.8 billion in value to the top 10 US commercial real-estate markets.
Implied Market Value of Potential Utility Savings From Sustainability Investments Across Top 10 US Office Real-Estate Markets
Source: Utility data sourced from BOMA; market capitalization rates sourced from CB RE. Assumes a 10% savings to utility costs, excluding water and sewer. Savings divided by average market capitalization rate.
This chart appears in a new report, "Bricks, Mortar and Carbon" issued by Morgan Stanley's Institute for Sustainable Investing.