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What motivates building owners to make their buildings more energy efficient?

Owners/investors making sustainable retrofits have reported that while they don’t expect ‘windfall’ profitability from going green, they do feel that it contributes to their bottom line beyond energy savings. While almost all building owners expect to decrease operating costs thanks to their investments,

  • Four out of five also expect to attract more tenants
  • Almost three-quarters expect increased ROI, with an average increase of 4%
  • One-fifth believe they will receive higher rents, with an average rent increase of 1%
  • 57% expect to see an increase in building value at an average of 5%

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