LEED certification increases existing buildings’ eco-friendly desirability

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Are you set up for success in 2016? Join 2,500 real estate industry leaders Aug. 4-7, 2015, at Inman Connect in San Francisco. Get Connected with the people and ideas that will inspire you and take your business to new heights. Register today and save $100 with code Readers. Takeaways: A 30-year-old apartment complex in Chicago turned two of four towers into an LEED Silver-certified living complex. Site maintenance and operations, water and energy conservation, waste mitigation and the use of local products were all included. Small changes can help property managers and landlords find tenants and keep property values competitive. Eco-friendly development in new construction is on the rise, but existing buildings can just as easily earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, one of the most prestigious eco-friendly classifications. A 2015 report from commercial real estate company CBRE found that LEED adoption for new construction is on...