PCBC Green Multifamily Building Joyce Mihalik and Renee Loveland (l to r) discuss green multifamily with Marc Heisterkamp.

SAN FRANCISCO—Nationwide, 25% of the multifamily construction industry is leveraging LEED certification for energy efficiency, water conservation, and healthy spaces for residents and communities. Green multifamily housing is increasingly desired/expected by renters and buyers on the West Coast. In fact, California is leading the country with 175,000 multifamily units using LEED, even in a state with a robust energy and green building codes, i.e., CALGreen.