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PCBC Green Multifamily Building Joyce Mihalik and Renee Loveland (l to r) discuss green multifamily with Marc Heisterkamp.

SAN FRANCISCO—Nationwide, 25% of the multifamily construction industry is leveraging LEED certification for energy efficiency, water conservation, and healthy spaces for residents and communities. Green multifamily housing is increasingly desired/expected by renters and buyers on the West Coast. In fact, California is leading the country with 175,000 multifamily units using LEED, even in a state with a robust energy and green building codes, i.e., CALGreen.

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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