Environmental performance and sustainability metrics are gaining high considerations and are becoming vital criterion in the property investment decisions. They summon superior knowledge of the pricing of sustainable real estate may since they assume that this can potentially lead to elevated investments in sustainability and energy efficiency globally. The green value of properties when catered to according to the international principles may well allow us in capitalizing on the green premium across property types.
The valuations of a real estate property can considerably be influenced by the pricing of the sustainable real estates.Given the importance attributed to the green and environmentally friendly real estate initiatives in the present times, there are various certifications that are required by the relevant bodies so as to avail the certifications like eco-labels which in turn can boost the property valuations. The green labeled properties are also preferred by the lenders, financiers in providing necessary finances against property valuations reports. Another certification that comprises the green realty endeavor is the energy performance certificate that can also result in allowing the vendors to reap valuable price premium from valuations.
The energy efficiency ratings have an impact on the environmental impact of any property, and thus can indeed influence the property valuations ultimately leading to financial rewards for the owners of green compliant properties. The compliance with the environmental and energy efficient principles can also have an impact on the overall operating expenses, rents and building characteristics on properties.The green value of environmentally friendly residential and commercial real estate buildings have proved to have influence on contributions to sustainability and energy efficiency and thus impacting prices of property. Another value attributing element for green property market is the existence of green financial instruments to avail finances for residential sectors.
Also, it has also been observed that the rental housing tenants or purchasers of properties are willing to pay a reasonably higher sum for property that has attained energy saving measures.It is thus a given that Eco-friendly labeling properties do tend to reap the significant premium in the open fair market in terms of gaining a reasonably elevated premium in the asking or transactions prices.
The valuations carried out on property that considers green and environmentally friendly labeling particularly are evaluated on four items by the Melbourne Property Valuers viz. quality of the building insulation meant to decrease the properties heat impact, energy saving performance of the facility, property lifespan expansion, and making the building more green oriented.