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The 7-Point Advantage for Smart Living

Just the other day, I wrote a post on Smart Teachers and Smart Schools how important it is (for all concerned) to enjoy a healthy GREEN environment in a "Smart Building"   therein.

One of our colleagues, JT,  respondedto the "Smart"  post this way: " ....daylighting*, indoor air quality, thermal comfort, acoustics and classroom design - all of which have an important impact on a child's ability to learn and a teacher's ability to teach ...should go without saying...."

While most of agree that the (smart) environmental benefits of green buildings are clear, are aware that the green building concepts have changed the way we design, construct, operate and generally, think, about buildings and communities,  there has been a question as to whether green, high performance buildings, add tangible value to a property. Up until just a few years ago, there was no definitive study indicating if there actually  is something "smart" going on, a  "value-added" factor. 

Luckily, Green Value stepped up to the plate. In an independent study researching green buildings in Canada, the  UK and the USA, they concluded that there is a clear link  beginning to emerge between the market value of a building and its green features.  

The study combined a review of literature and case studies and found the following,
a 7-Point Advantage for Smart Living

•1.       green buildings good for the environment
•2.       provide healthier places to live  
•3.       offer more productive places to work
•4.       can command higher rents and prices
•5.       attract tenants more quickly
•6.       reduce tenant turnover
•7.       cost less to operate and maintain. 


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
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*Daylightinghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylighting is the practice of placing windows, or other transparent media, and reflective surfaces so that, during the day, natural light provides effective internal illumination.

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Comments

do you agree that there is a clear link  beginning to emerge between the market value of a building and its green features.  ??

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 9 years ago

Thanks for this. It is clear, concise and I believe, quite accurate! I love that you are calling our attention to all the great information out there that we may have missed.

Posted by Deb Hurt, ABR, e-Pro,Green, TRC (Realty Pro Albuquerque) over 9 years ago

Deb~ 

I just noticed you REBLOGGED one of my posts...Thanks...and thank you for your comment on this one. That 7-Point Advantage for Smart Living 

·1.       green buildings good for the environment

·2.       provide healthier places to live  

·3.       offer more productive places to work

·4.       can command higher rents and prices

·5.       attract tenants more quickly

·6.       reduce tenant turnover

•7.       cost less to operate and maintain

 

bears repeating....   =)

 

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 9 years ago

JaneAnne, 

Thanks for your insight into to this important topic.  I have so much to learn.  I just subscribed to your blog.  Keep the good ideas coming. 

My role as an educator/trainer is helping other professionals to be THE BEST in their field and marketplace.  If I can assist you in any way, contact me.  

Mary Yonkers  

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Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Mary~

so nice to meet you, and thanks for subscribing to my BLOG.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 9 years ago

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