- April 1, 2016: Vol. 28, Number 4

To read this full article you need to be subscribed to Institutional Real Estate Americas

Building sustainability: The tools investors need to develop a green portfolio

by Tony Liou

Commercial real estate is experiencing a paradigm shift, as sustainability is increasingly considered a cost of capital. Across the industry, sustainability is no longer an afterthought; rather, it is becoming a proactive measure seen by owners, managers and investors as a means to lower operating costs and increase asset value.

Market forces increasingly drive sustainability: Tenants and investors are demanding better-operated buildings and, as a result, investments made in energy-efficiency upgrades yield better tenant attraction and demand higher rental rates and asset values.

To optimally improve energy efficiency and build sustainability, a whole toolbox of different measures may be necessary to fix up, fine-tune or rebuild various components of a building or the way it operates. Depending on the project, an energy audit and retro-commissioning study may be sufficient for some, while others may require far more extensive measures. Regulatory pressures, available r

Glossary, videos, podcasts, research in the Resource Center

Forgot your username or password?

Close your account?

Your account will be closed and all data will be permanently deleted and cannot be recovered. Are you sure?

We respect your privacy! Please give consent for processing data as described in our Privacy Policy