Public awareness of ‘green’ residential property – an empirical survey based on data from New Zealand and Germany

Eves, Chris & Kippes, Stephan (2009) Public awareness of ‘green’ residential property – an empirical survey based on data from New Zealand and Germany. In European Real Estate Society, Stocholm, Sweden.

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Over the last few years more stringent environmental laws (e.g. the German “Energie¬ein-sparverordnung ENEV” - Energy Performance of Buildings Directive) and soaring energy prices has increased the need for the real estate industry to react and participate in overall energy reduction through efficient house construction and design, as well as upgrading the existing housing stock to be more energy efficient. Therefore the Property Economics Group at Queensland University of Technology in Australia and Nuertingen-Geislingen University in Germany are carrying out research in relation to sustainable housing construction and public awareness of “green” residential property.

Part of this research is to gain an understanding of the level of knowledge and importance of these issues to the house buyer and to determine the importance of sustainable housing to the general public.

The paper compares data from two different empirical studies; one of studies analyzes the situation in New Zealand, the other is focused on Germany.

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ID Code: 28463
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Key Words
‘green’ residential property - green building - real estate companies - energy per-formance of buildings - customer demands - awareness of environmental questions - solar energy - ecology and real estate
Keywords: residential property, property investment returns, capital growth, landscape, streetscape, house values, housing markets
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > COMMERCIAL SERVICES (150400) > Real Estate and Valuation Services (150403)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 09 Nov 2009 01:46
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2013 02:21

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