• Environment

Operational Impact

  • Environmental Policies & Performance

Green Building Practices (OI6765)

Indicates whether the organization employs green building practices.
Reporting format
Metric type
Metric level
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Green Building Practices (OI6765). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote the specific green building practices employed and details on the sustainability certifications, ratings, and labeling schemes received. See usage guidance for further information.

Usage Guidance

  • Examples of practices to footnote may include: energy saving strategies (e.g., energy use monitoring, efficient appliances and lighting, renewable energy use), systems for increasing water efficiency (e.g., water efficient appliances, fixtures, and landscaping), systems to monitor and improve air quality (e.g., increased ventilation, access to natural daylight), use of sustainable materials (e.g., reclaimed products), and others. Certifications to footnote may include LEED certification or LEED equivalent certification, etc. Organizations can refer to the glossary for additional information on green buildings.
  • Organizations are encouraged to report this metric in conjunction with Renewable Energy Expenditures (OI9206). Organizations can also report this metric in conjunction with metrics such as Energy Conserved (OI6697), Water Conserved (OI4015), or Waste Reduced (OI7920) to capture the quantitative effects of the green building practices.