The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Commercial Association (RCA) recently published their Report for the Summer of 2009 focused on green building and the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) green rating system. The Report outlines the national real estate trends involving LEED certified and registered buildings, increased rent premiums associated with LEED certified buildings, and trends within the ranks of real estate professionals for becoming knowledgeable about green building and the LEED Rating Systems. In support of that information, the Evergreen Terraces Office Building located here in Evergreen, Colorado is featured in the report as a case study outlining the marketability and competitive advantages of building a green commercial building. EVstudio designed the building and headed up the sustainable design, research, consultation and CA including documentation & registration of the building under the LEED Rating System for Core & Shell projects. The building is currently still in the process of its LEED certification through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is expecting to achieve a Silver Certification.