Report

Insights into the property valuer’s perspective of energy efficiency in housing

Catherine Kain, Georgia Warren-Myers, Kathryn Davidson

University of Melbourne | Published : 2019

Abstract

The research examined the role of energy efficiency initiatives on overall residential property value and explored the ability of residential valuation professionals to incorporate energy efficiency into the valuation process, focusing on their use of currently available tools. In the context of curbing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency, passive and active energyefficient design needs to be reflected in residential property values. This enables investment and affects the availability of finance for added energy efficiency options in new and existing housing. While the Nationwide Housing Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) rating tool is available as an indication of energy effici..

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