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Dawn of the Building Performance Era

June, 2015

The movement that started roughly 20 years ago to make the global building stock more “green” and “sustainable,” led by organizations like BREEAM and the US Green Building Council’s LEED, radically changed our approach to buildings. As an extension, UL engaged with a wide variety of constituents in the built environment value-chain to ask where the sources of economic “value” and “returns on investment” were being found in the overall “sustainable buildings” movement.