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Property Valuation: Valuing the Impact of Energy and Resource Efficient Buildings

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This report by the European Commission summarises the presentations and discussions that took place in the workshop organised by the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs in the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2015. The workshop brought together relevant experts from the real estate sector, the valuation industry, financing institutions, Member States, the European Commission, and the construction sector, to share experiences on how energy and resource efficiency in buildings is taken into account in property valuation.


The European Commission aimed to present examples of real estate projects which have taken into consideration energy efficiency and/or resource efficiency criteria in their investment decisions (market perspective and administrative level). In this aspect, one of the objectives of the workshop was to assess the implementation of know-how developed in the process of valuation of these investments by financial institutions, developers and property owners, and to give visibility to those strategies and steps pursued to solve possible bottlenecks.


While in this workshop presentations and discussions were not limited to a specific type of building or market segment, speakers highlighted the fact that the main challenges are faced in the residential sector at local scale (e.g. energy efficiency as well as recycling practices). In this context, good practices were identified, and specific questions to the different actors were addressed, with the aim of further increasing availability of information and to detect where further actions at European or national level might be necessary to achieve higher renovations rates in the built environment through the add value of such investments.


You can download the report, together with alll the PowerPoint presentations used by the speakers, in the relevant Construction Technology Platform website: