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Energy efficiency in buildings has an impact on the evaluated market values. According to a study of the US department of Energy (DOE), commercial buildings waste 30% of the energy paid for on average. This wasted energy was estimated at around 61 billion dollars for 2007. Based on a capitalization rate of 8%, the lost asset value amounts to approximately $750 billion.

Buildings with a certification of high energy efficiency generate a rent about 7 percent higher than otherwise identical buildings and realize an increase of selling prices by 16 percent.

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  1. Capitalization of energy efficiency on corporate real estate portfolio value

    Ingrid Nappi-Coulet; Aurélien Décamps, 2013

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  2. Measuring multiple impacts of low-carbon energy options in a green economy context

    DianaÜrge-Vorsatz, Agnes Kelemen, Sergio Tirado-Herrero, StefanThomas, Johannes Thema, Nora Mzavanadze, Dorothea Hauptstock, Felix Suerkemper, Jens Teubler, Mukesh Gupta, Souran Chatterjee, 2016

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Additional asset value in services compared to 2000 [kEUR]