Environmentally friendly buildings are great for business - boosting staff productivity, reducing fuel bills and raising the value of a site.
This was the message from speakers at the Green=Good for Business conference held at the Eliot Park Innovation Centre in Nuneaton.
The conference, which discussed findings from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors' Green Value report, included speakers from the CBI, RICS and holiday park owner Center Parcs.
Speakers echoed the findings of the report, which suggests 'green' buildings can command higher rents, attract tenants more quickly, reduce tenant turnover and cost less to operate and maintain.
EPIC centre coordinator, Jason Croke, who organised the event, said the messages from the conference were good news for local companies.
He said: "Environmentally-friendly buildings, like EPIC, attract tenants and buyers more quickly, cost less to operate and maintain, cut tenant turnover and benefit occupiers thanks to more comfortable and productive working environments."
Opened last year, EPIC is counted as one the UK's most environmentally friendly office buildings.
The 4,245 square-metre building has its own array of solar panels and uses a range of technologies to cut energy consumption.