IFMA White Paper: Economics of Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate

Posted by Expert Gadget Reviewer on Friday, 23 April 2010

The IFMA Foundation has released "The Economics of Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate". The white paper provides "a practical, real-world study of the incentives and motivations of real estate managers to invest in energy efficiency retrofits."

Some of the research findings:
  • Commercial building owners often find the best return on investment in sustainable upgrades before a significant lease rollover.
  • Public perception is a driving factor for many public companies considering energy efficiency improvements.
  • Owners are more likely to invest in energy efficient upgrades when tax incentives are in place.
You can download the study (HERE) - PDF.