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SCA Americas Headquarters. Courtesy of Turner Construction Company.




Chapter 1: The Importance of Green Building and Green Office Retrofits

Chapter 2: Planning a Green Office Retrofit

Chapter 3: Elements of Green Office Retrofits

Chapter 4: Managing the Green Retrofit Process

Chapter 5: The Business of Green Office Renovations

Chapter 6: Green Property Operations

Chapter 7: Public Policy: Sustainability Comes to the Fore

Chapter 8: Toward the Future: New Directions in Green Building

Retrofitting Office Buildings to be Green and Energy-Efficient is Malachite LLC’s new book on sustainable and energy-efficient retrofits. We’ve written a comprehensive and authoritative guide to green office retrofits around the globe that includes case studies of retrofits from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia and includes guidance from 50 leading green building experts. The book is available from the Urban Land Institute and on

Some of the many new green retrofit case studies you’ll learn from:

  • Adobe Headquarters, San Jose, California
  • The Christman Building, Lansing, Michigan
  • Deutsche Bank Headquarters, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Empire State Building, New York, New York
  • Joseph Vance Building, Seattle, Washington
  • MacDonald’s Office Campus, Oakbrook, Illinois
  • 545 Madison Avenue, New York, New York
  • 1801 McGill College Avenue, Montreal, Canada
  • One Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Shui On Land Headquarters, Shanghai, China
  • Trevor Pearcey House, Canberra, Australia
  • Zero Energy Building, Singapore


What readers say:

“What a great and comprehensive piece of work. The case studies make it even more valuable to the practitioner.”—Anja S. Caldwell, LEED AP, Principal, ecoipso LLC, Sustainable Design and LEED Consulting

“An extraordinary new book!” –James F. Boyle, President & CEO, Sustainability Roundtable.

“Fantastic information and data… I plan to refer to it often.” Margarita Foster, LEED AP. Vice President Office Markets and Sustainability, Fulton Research