College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Bryan Knakiewicz, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Sustainability in the construction of commercial structures has been expanding through the recent years, largely in part due to the increasing ambitions to maintain a green and healthy planet. Regulations for including sustainable features in new or renovated commercial buildings have been growing throughout the country. In fact, many prospective buyers and lessees are even adding sustainable features to the list of what they look for in a potential place to buy or rent. This report will explore whether or not a building’s sustainable aspects appeal to buyers and lessees of commercial buildings, and if these sustainable aspects contribute to the leasing/purchasing of that building. There is currently not much available research that analyzes what buyers and lessees truly care about when deciding to buy and lease a commercial building. Through conducting a survey and receiving responses from both tenants and potential tenants of office buildings in San Luis Obispo, CA, it was determined how essential it is to construct environmentally sustainable structures in order to understand market trends in the commercial sector concerning sustainable design and construction.

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