Unlocking the energy efficiency retrofit investment opportunity
The UNEP FI Property Working Group present their latest report on energy efficiency in the commercial real estate market, "Commercial Real Estate: Unlocking the energy efficiency retrofit investment opportunity”.
With a wide-ranging collection of case studies and a synthesis of the wisdom and practices of some of the market’s leading investors, the Property Working Group seeks to make a strong business case for energy efficiency opportunities, as well as recognize and address the challenges. The paper strives to show investors that there are options available for all property mixes, and that possessing and managing the right information are crucial to unlocking the energy efficiency retrofit potential.
The possibilities for improving the sustainability of a building are substantial, but implementing an effective energy efficiency retrofit strategy can be challenging. Issues range from unique building characteristics and complex energy efficiency retrofit
markets to different regulatory requirements, market perceptions and underdeveloped industry standards. The UNEP FI Property Working Group seeks to address these challenges and encourages
property investors to focus on the many benefits energy efficiency retrofits can bring.