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Sustainable Heating and Cooling of Buildings | Leonardo ENERGY

In many non-residential buildings across Europe, the energy consumed for heating and cooling is more than half the total energy consumption of the building.
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Energy efficiency improvements can increase the value of your home by 38%, Government report claims

Energy efficiency improvements can increase the value of your home by 38%, Government report claims | Perpetuate Property Value | Scoop.it
Insulating cavity walls, upgrading double glazing, and putting solar panels on the roof could increase the value of some properties by 14 per cent, while others could rise by as much as 38 per cent, it claims.

Via Richard W J Brown, Content Fan, Hans De Keulenaer
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Richard W J Brown's curator insight, June 18, 2013 4:26 AM

Improve the energy rating and improve the property value is the claim...oh and you also help to improve the planet in the process!

 

Lower energy bills and improved property values are the financial wins resulting from improving the energy rating in the home, so why is there such a small conversion rate from inquiry to completed project with the Green Deal?

 

Well the answer is probably that in actual fact the energy bill will not in the short-term reduce and also that as a result of the Green Deal loan being attached to the property's energy supply could also put off would-be purchasers and renters.

 

Looking at the improved house values another possible explanation also springs to mind - many of the higher rated A-B homes are new homes (build in the last ten years).  First of all new homes tend to carry something of a price premium in any event and secondly, there are some other factors that could contribute to a higher value; such as being covered by a warranty like the NHBC and from lower initial repair, improvement and maintenance requirements.  Older Victorian stock are the worst offenders and will also probably require a lot more in terms of improvement expense to put them right, leading to lower valuations for those that have not been improved in particular.

 

That all said, the incentive is clear - increase the energy rating and increase the home value.  The only question then is whether of not to use the Green Deal to do it.  As a landlord, I understand that tenants will be focussed on the running costs of their property and so will be interested in it's energy rating.  But they will probably not be too excited once they realise that whilst their rental achieves say a C rating say that in fact they are still paying the same as with say a G rating due to a Green Deal loan being attached to it.

 

My conclusion therefore is to introduce energy saving measures (with roof and cavity wall insulation being the biggest and easiest wins) but to finance this in an alternative way to the Green Deal loan.  Cash, increase in the mortgage of another type of loan not attached to the energy bill would be my recommendation.  After all, it is clear to see that everyone is a winner when we reduce the energy consumption of our properties, especially mother Earth.

 

Green improvements = yes...Green Deal Loan = no from me therefore

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CABA - Continental Automated Buildings Association - Life Cycle Costing and Intelligent Buildings 2013

CABA - Continental Automated Buildings Association - Life Cycle Costing and Intelligent Buildings 2013 | Perpetuate Property Value | Scoop.it
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State-of-the-art safety circuits likely to fail during a fire | Leonardo ENERGY

State-of-the-art safety circuits likely to fail during a fire | Leonardo ENERGY | Perpetuate Property Value | Scoop.it

Safety equipment and safety circuits in commercial buildings are likely to stop functioning in the event of a fire, even if they are designed and installed according to state-of-the-art methods and current regulations. This is due to the increased resistance at the temperature at which these circuits are required to function, according to the findings of a case study of a modern shopping mall in Tarnovia, Poland. This article summarizes the case study results and provide a framework for the proper selection and sizing of conductors supplying electrical equipment that must remain functional during a fire.

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The conductivity of copper is a factor of 5 less during fire. However, this is not taken into account in the current fire safety standards for cables. This case study shows that in the event of a fire, problems with operation of fire safety equipment, as well as with fast disconnection of fire safety circuits by protective relays, may occur due to the high temperature of wires in the supplying circuits.

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The conductivity of copper is a factor of 5 less during fire. However, this is not taken into account in the current fire safety standards for cables. This case study shows that in the event of a fire, problems with operation of fire safety equipment, as well as with fast disconnection of fire safety circuits by protective relays, may occur due to the high temperature of wires in the supplying circuits.

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Coming soon: Sustainability ratings for real estate investments

Coming soon: Sustainability ratings for real estate investments | Perpetuate Property Value | Scoop.it
A new green-property index promises to put portfolio managers under the microscope.
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Green properties have positive effects on operating performance, and they help protect stocks against business cycle volatility. The green-property index should encourage companies to act on this information. It'll create another reason for them to examine their own properties and consider using LEED or Energy Star to provide more information about the achievements and performance of these assets.

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EDF Follows the Money for Energy Efficient Buildings

EDF Follows the Money for Energy Efficient Buildings | Perpetuate Property Value | Scoop.it
The Environmental Defense Fund has, for two years, been working on a new project to make it easier for investors to loan money for building energy efficiency
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Top 6 Cities Leading The Green Building Revolution | Infographic

Top 6 Cities Leading The Green Building Revolution | Infographic | Perpetuate Property Value | Scoop.it

Find our which cities are leading the green building revolution--what's working and what they could do better.

Most people agree that green building makes sense–environmentally and financially, and we’re now designing buildings with materials and technologies that conserve energy automatically.

 

This infographic compares the efforts of six leading cities–New York, Vancouver, Copenhagen, London, Amsterdam and Stockholm–providing a bird’s eye view of  how cities are embracing the green revolution in the race to drastically reduce global CO2 emissions.


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Senate Bill Sweetens Loans for Energy-Efficient Homes

Senate Bill Sweetens Loans for Energy-Efficient Homes | Perpetuate Property Value | Scoop.it
Under a Senate proposal, a home’s projected energy savings could qualify buyers for larger mortgages and lower interest rates than they might otherwise receive.
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Energy Efficiency in the built environment: A must, not an option. Energy Efficiency Company

Energy Efficiency in the built environment: A must, not an option. Energy Efficiency Company | Perpetuate Property Value | Scoop.it

Energy Efficiency in the built environment: A must, not an option http://t.co/Md9G0oatJQ #energyeffciency #environement #eecuk


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Easy-to-understand article on the importance of energy efficiency for property value.  

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David Allen's curator insight, April 21, 2013 11:04 AM

If you want to sell your home in the coming years it will arguably become increasingly more difficult if it has a low EPC certificate rating, as this will mean the next occupiers will need to make improvements to the property, in order to keep on top of rapidly soaring energy prices.

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BPIE summarises lessons on implementing the cost-optimal methodology — ECEEE

BPIE summarises lessons on implementing the cost-optimal methodology — ECEEE | Perpetuate Property Value | Scoop.it
A new report from the Brussels-based Buildings Performance Institute (BPIE) summarises the lessons learnt from introducing the cost-optimal methodology in the buildings sector. The report is based on three case studies.
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This methodology introduces - for the very first time - the prerequisite to consider the global lifetime costs of buildings to shape their future energy performance requirements. Thus, the evaluation of buildings’ requirements will no longer be related only to the investment costs, but will additionally take into account the operational, maintenance, disposal and energy saving costs of buildings, the assessment being then more consistent and sustainable.

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Diedert Debusscher's curator insight, March 18, 2013 12:07 PM

This methodology introduces - for the very first time - the prerequisite to consider the global lifetime costs of buildings to shape their future energy performance requirements. Thus, the evaluation of buildings’ requirements will no longer be related only to the investment costs, but will additionally take into account the operational, maintenance, disposal and energy saving costs of buildings, the assessment being then more consistent and sustainable.

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Modular Construction: Alternative Building in a Tough Economy

Modular Construction: Alternative Building in a Tough Economy | Perpetuate Property Value | Scoop.it
Modular construction can reduce build time by 30-50% and provide an alternative solution in today's tough market.
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"We’re seeing a shift toward high-performance, sustainable design,” says Maggie Hartley, director of marketing for American Modular Systems. “Energy efficiency over the lifespan of the building is a definite priority. There’s a reliance on mechanical systems, tight envelopes, ventilation, and smart lighting to achieve energy savings.”

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PACE Financing on the Rebound : Greentech Media

PACE Financing on the Rebound : Greentech Media | Perpetuate Property Value | Scoop.it
Federal regulators consider unblocking the billion-dollar PACE residential market. Meanwhile, can commercial and industrial PACE take off?
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The PACE financing concept is under revision. Public comments are welcome until March 26.

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