I can’t speak for everybody, but I know a vast majority of the people I talk to say, “thank goodness 2009 is over.” It has been a rough 18 months for most of us in the building industry, but if you believe the analysts, at least things are supposed to get better in 2010. I sure hope so.
What has been refreshing to see is that even in these challenging times, the prevalence of green building has continued to grow. It certainly has been a buyer’s market, with new tenants in control of lease negotiations and current tenants asking for concessions. But as building owners and managers scrambled
to cut costs, hold onto existing tenants, and maybe even fi nd a few new ones, they realized greening their facility could help on all three fronts. Read more