Green buildings are a good investment, companies say

08/17/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Eco-friendly construction is looking like an increasingly attractive investment, say construction-industry officials. Real estate investment trusts are investing more in Leadership and Energy and Environmental design-certified buildings, which now make up about 9% of all REIT-owned properties. "It becomes a competitive advantage for us," says one real estate investor. "We believe LEED-rated buildings have an advantage in the marketplace."

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