Business case for green buildings evolving as markets mature

Properties with enhanced green credentials will have increased marketability, as property investors and businesses become increasingly more knowledgeable about the environmental and social impacts of the built environment, according to a new report, writes

The report, Creating a Better World: The Case For Green Buildings, by UK investment company M&G, states that the business case will continue to evolve as markets mature over the coming years.

Studies already suggest that greener buildings attract potential tenants and command higher rents and sale prices in the market, while risk factors can significantly affect the realistic rental value of commercial premises.

According to McGraw-Hill Construction’s SmartMarket Report, 51% of business owners are planning more than 60% of their work to be green by 2015.

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