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A New Report: The Value of Green Labels in the California Housing Market

As interest in green buildings and buildings certification is increasing, empirical evidence shows that green labels affect the financial performance of commercial buildings. Residential buildings also benefit from greener improvements through greater comfort levels and lower operational costs. A study conducted in Europe indicates that energy efficient homes sell for a 10% price premium. This paper is the first attempt to systematically address the impact of labels attesting to energy efficiency and other green features of single-family dwellings on the value of these homes as observed in the marketplace in the U.S. Read full report or check out our summary of the report.