GLRPPR Sector Resource: High-Performance Buildings: Value, Messaging, Financial and Policy Mechanisms
High-Performance Buildings: Value, Messaging, Financial and Policy Mechanisms
At the request of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, an in-depth analysis of the rapidly
evolving state of real estate investments, high-performance building technology, and interest in efficiency was conducted by HaydenTanner, LLC, for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies
Program. The analysis objectives were: to evaluate the link between high-performance buildings and their market value; to identify core messaging to motivate owners, investors, financiers, and others in the real estate sector to appropriately value and deploy high-performance strategies and technologies across new and existing buildings; to summarize financial mechanisms that facilitate increased investment in these buildings. To meet these objectives, work consisted of a literature review of relevant writings, examination of existing and emergent financial and policy mechanisms, interviews with industry stakeholders, and an evaluation of the value implications through financial modeling. This report documents the analysis methodology and findings, conclusion and recommendations. Its intent is to support and inform the DOE Building Technologies Program on policy and program planning for the financing of high-performance new buildings and building retrofit projects.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
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