I remember earlier this year reporting back from the homebuilding show that many people found greening their buildings didn’t add any value to them. Well, it seems they were wrong. A study lead by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors has found that low energy buildings had added value for their owners.
RICS chief executive Louis Armstrong said: “This research shows that the interests of business and the environment can converge. The property and construction industries have a leading role to play in tackling climate change. This work shows that achieving real environmental benefits can also be profitable.”