Sustainability is now an integral part of society and the built environment. Unfortunately many home owners and home-buyers are unaware of the relationship between sustainability and value, especially with regard to the potential added value to their home. Payback periods can be different depending on factors such as the initial capital outlay and the levels of depreciation and obsolescence, as well as savings made (if any) to the running costs of the home
Contents: Introduction -- Part I. The theory -- 1. Understanding value -- 2. What affects property value? -- 3. A matter of health -- 4. Government and sustainability -- Part II. Putting theory into practice -- 5. Energy options -- 6. Existing properties -- 7. New properties -- Part III. Looking to the future -- 8. Alternative building options -- 9. Where to now? -- Appendix A. Glossary of terms -- Appendix B. Decision-making flowchart -- Appendix C. Sustainability checklist -- Appendix D. Useful websites -- Index.
Field of Research
129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
870503 Residential Building Management and Services
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