Winners Get Down to Work


Recipients of the ​USD 1,000,000 Real Green Research Challenge have been officially named, and are now pursuing significant projects that will better shape our understanding of sustainability in the built environment. Energy usage analysis, standardized metrics and projected savings earned from green operations are all in the pipeline and already producing results. Look for periodic outcomes from these industry experts over the next three years.​  


The First RGRC Study is Live!​


Maastricht University’s Green Building Adoption Index is the first study to quantify the relevance of green building practices in the commercial real estate market. Based on EPA Energy Star and USGBC LEED statistical data from 2005 through 2013 the study examines more than 34,000 buildings totaling more than 3.5 billion square feet in the top 30 U.S. markets. The resulting evidence shows that green has become mainstream in the majority of U.S. cities.​​​ 




CBRE is the global leader in commercial real estate services. Our industry experts and dedicated green building professionals will lend their expertise in moving your idea towards realization.

CBRE leverages advanced technology to support its globally integrated platform. Successful applicants will gain insight into the standardized tools and systems CBRE uses to facilitate business and service its clients.

CBRE has developed the world’s leading network of industry professionals. This collective knowledge can accelerate the applicant’s project development, including access to useful building and market information.

CBRE has established critical partnerships in the academic, NGO and private sectors, and invites successful applicants to leverage this thought leadership in developing their proof of concept.




​​​NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Real Green Research Challenge will begin to accept submissions at 7:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time on 10/1/2012 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on 02/01/2013; participants must be 18 years of age or older unless a higher age is required for full legal responsibility according to laws in effect where the participant resides; complete Terms of Use and Conditions will be posted prior to the start date; see complete Terms of Use and Conditions​ for 
additional eligibility restrictions, grant award descriptions/restrictions/values, odds and complete details; void where prohibited; Sponsor: CBRE, Inc., 11150 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 1600, Los Angeles, CA 90025.​

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