ROI of sustainability more complex than you think
from National Real Estate Investor
With around 40 percent of U.S. energy consumption accounted for by buildings, most commercial real estate owners, investors and developers recognize the importance of improving the energy efficiency of their properties. And they recognize that it can be financially rewarding to invest in such sustainability upgrades. For investors, energy optimization measures have been shown to generally have a payback period of less than three years. Gone are the days that the investment community was concerned about the ability of sustainable buildings to deliver stable returns. In fact, a survey that Partner conducted in 2015 showed that commercial real estate professionals see energy optimization as the most promising area of investment in real estate assets.
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