DENVER-The recent decision of ProLogis to seek LEED certification from the US Green Building Council for all its new developments in this country moves the industrial property sector a major step forward toward going green. As the nation’s and world’s largest developer and owner of distribution buildings, the company will ultimately force its competitors to consider a similar move.

But as significant as the decision is, ProLogis is neither the first industrial real estate company to introduce sustainable practices into its development program nor the first to commit itself whole-heartedly to environmentally conscious development. Several rival firms had made comparable shifts as much as a year before the Denver-based REIT made its mid January announcement.

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