Green Buildings and the Finance Sector: An Overview of Financial Institution Involvement in Green Buildings in North America is intended for financial institutions in the United States and Canada that are interested in becoming involved or have started to get involved with green buildings. It provides an overview of the relevant facts and issues related to green buildings, the roles that the financial sector can play, and the potential barriers and benefits to financial sector involvement. It also offers some guidance and strategies for financial institutions preparing for greater involvement with green buildings.

The report was released at the North American Task Force’s Green Building Finance Workshop in Toronto on March 4, 2010. DGA Senior Vice President Bill White presented a summary of the report, which provided an overview of green building markets and explored opportunities for greater engagement in green buildings by financial institutions in their roles as owners, investors, lenders, and insurers of buildings.

To read the full report, click here.