Energy Efficiency and Financial Valuation

Energy Efficiency and Financial Valuation
Does energy efficiency improve the financial value of buildings?

Empirical evidence of financial value is key to sustain and increase demand for and investment in energy efficient and green buildings. The goal of this project is to conduct empirical, quantitative, market-focused research on the impacts of energy efficiency and green building features on metrics of financial value, such as sale price, rents, vacancy rates, etc. The intent is to generate meaningful, actionable results capable of influencing commercial real estate practitioners – investors, owners, and managers - and encouraging greater investment in energy efficient buildings. This is a collaborative effort between Berkeley Lab, the Real Estate Research Institute, and several real estate companies and academic researchers.

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