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Tenants willing to pay premium for green buildings

2017-01-11 03:39:58

According to the recently revealed results of Johnson Controls energy efficiency survey, Energy Efficiency Indicator, there's an increasing number of tenants who, if given the chance, would prefer to lease in a building that has green-building certification. And they are willing to pay a premium for that.

Among other findings, the survey also showed that institutions with public goals managed to implement efficiency measures 50 percent more than organizations without public goals. However, 73 percent of the respondents had set goals to reduce energy usage within the last year. And that's 58 percent more than in 2010. Additionally, those companies with goals and who also had external funding managed to implement 84 percent more. They are also a lot more likely to increase their investments in the near future.

The main motivation for being more energy efficient remain cost savings and the main reason why organizations decide not to implement energy efficiency measures is the lack of funding.

"We think more companies want to find ways to be efficient," said Dave Myers, president of Johnson Controls Building Efficiency.

The survey was conducted by Johnson Controls, company helping with energy efficiency in buildings around the globe. More than 3000 decision-makers (building owners and operators) were surveyed from 10 countries around the world.

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