Value Beyond Cost Savings Book
In accordance with its mission and the needs of the industry, the Green Building
Finance Consortium (GBFC) presents
Value Beyond Cost Savings: How to Underwrite
Sustainable Properties, a book designed to assist private investors in making better
financially based sustainable property investment decisions.
The book can be downloaded for free as a public service of the Consortium. A
hardbound book is also available for $35.00 USD plus shipping.
Click here to download the complete book
Note* While the book uses some color, no
will be lost if it is printed with normal black print.
Rapid market change has significantly increased the demand for sustainable
properties by tenants, investors and regulators, but decision-making on
sustainable property investment has not evolved past simple-payback or return
measures based on operating cost savings. Value Beyond Cost Savings meets this
challenge, providing a roadmap for integrating the value and risks of
sustainable investment into decision-making, enabling larger and more profitable
levels of sustainable property investment.
Value Beyond Cost Savings describes how to address the role of certifications in financial
analysis; presents GBFC’s Sustainable Property Performance Framework, the
“missing link” in performance assessment critical to valuation; introduces
GBFC’s Sustainable Property Cost-Benefit Checklist, a comprehensive 40+ page
assessment of the positive and negative risks of sustainability; introduces a
six-step sustainable property financial analysis methodology; details special
considerations in the underwriting of energy efficiency investment and space
user demand, and provides specific recommendations for modifications to
underwriting and due diligence guidelines for sustainable properties. A
topical index to the book and expanded chapters can be
Due to the volume of the Consortium’s writing, and to make the major findings
and conclusions more accessible, Value Beyond Cost Savings: How to Underwrite
Sustainable Properties is presented here as a 300+-page book. The six
chapters of the expanded 600-plus page book are
available for download here
separate publications from the Consortium’s website along with other more
targeted special publications and articles.