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It’s amazing what a decade can do to a concept. Ten years ago, to many an owner, developer and especially the tenant, LEED was what you called the building’s anchor lease, green meant the cash they were paying and sustainability was what that cash was doing to your bottom line.

Just five years ago, these terms invoked the same fear as a group of office workers trying to decide who would be the first to try walking across hot coals. Being “green” was respected, but only because it was the courageous company that risked a 5% to 10% increase in costs to implement these energy-efficient building designs.

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