So, you are thinking about retrofitting an existing building or building a new one with green, high performance, and energy-efficient features. What is the best way for you to position your building from a valuation standpoint?
Because these buildings are different, owners have had to change not only how they design, build, and market, but also how they approach financing and construction processes. Otherwise you may pay for green—with certifications, capital improvements, and marketing—and not fully realize the expected market benefits. Moving beyond the value that accrues to owners from rents, operational savings, and market recognition at sale, this guide will help building owners and developers understand the appraisal process and how green, high performance characteristics and data can be used by appraisers to help fully maximize valuation.