Articles by Anna Murray

About Anna Murray

Anna Murray is Vice President of Sustainability at Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Limited Partnership. Bentall Kennedy is one of North America's largest real estate investment advisors and a recognized leader in sustainable building practices.

Green Buildings in Sustainable Communities: Everybody Wins

Green buildings support the goals of sustainable communities and vice versa. When office, apartment and retail properties are built and managed sustainably, the surrounding neighborhood benefits. Likewise, a community that enables a sustainable, live-work-play lifestyle enhances the long-term relevancy of green buildings within its borders.

These communities often promote job growth by creating environments for start-ups to thrive. In addition, companies in many business sectors are locating offices in sustainable urban neighborhoods in order to attract the college-educated millennials who live there.  As they grow, companies lease office space in buildings they believe will help them attract talented employees—and sustainability is an important part of that appeal.

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