This session will explore research aiming to analyze potential links between green buildings and financial performance in commercial real estate. Experts from UNC Chapel Hill, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Principal Real Estate Investors will discuss research challenges, data matching and aggregation efforts, and insights from recent studies.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand ongoing initiatives seeking to improve the quantity and quality of real estate data available for analysis.
  • Discuss research that links energy efficient buildings with increased net operating income, lower operating expenses, and other potential financial benefits.
  • Understand how their organization can contribute to existing research efforts and build a competitive advantage by leveraging the research results.
  • Learn how energy efficiency can be incorporated into, and impact, commercial mortgage underwriting.