Driving Investment in High-Performance Commercial Buildings

  • Molly J. McCabeEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Sustainable Business In Association with Future Earth book series (PSSBAFE)


This chapter provides an overview of the rapidly evolving state of real estate investments, valuation, and financing of high-performance commercial buildings. High performance is defined as the optimization and integration of building systems—energy and water efficiency, leveraging technology, and human behavior—and the buildings’ ability to enhance the well-being of its occupants. Centered on the financial impact to the property and/or portfolio, it links high-performance attributes to a buildings’ market value. It identifies core messaging to motivate owners, investors, financiers, and others in the real estate sector to appropriately analyze the risk and return of high-performance approaches and deploy high-performance strategies and technologies across new and existing buildings. The allocation of capital and financing remain critical components. The chapter summarizes the range of financial mechanisms that facilitate increased investment in these buildings.


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  1. 1.HaydenTanner, LLCBigforkUSA

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