24 – How Environmentally Friendly Design Brings Higher Profits

Hello, and welcome to Episode 024 of the Corporate Real Estate Podcast, brought to you by LeaseSmart.com. Your host is Craig Melby, the founder of LeaseSmart, whose objective is to find companies the best facilities and get them the best terms, making their business more profitable and less vulnerable to future, unpredictable circumstances.

Today Craig Melby interviews guest Bruce Hamilton, the Deputy Executive Director of the Sierra Club which just moved into a LEED building.

They left San Francisco and moved to the Oakland area when they found out their rent would be going up 1.5 million dollars per year. They decided to put more of their funds into their non-profit cause of helping to solve the climate change problem instead of allocating it all toward paying astronomical rent.

Some people have the perception that LEED rent is more expensive, but let’s break it down so that we can see if it is actually going to be a money-saving move for you. LEED buildings save on utility costs and promote energy efficiency. Employees respond very well to these kind of values. Listen in to hear how you can save money for your company or household too!

The Corporate Real Estate Podcast strives to make businesses more profitable through wise site selection and lease negotiations. Thanks for listening!

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