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Sustainable buildings: Investors lack clear evaluation criteria

Assessing the sustainability of buildings is still problematic for investors, although a growing number of them now systematically collect metrics on their existing properties. Professional investors also largely agree on which KPIs are needed to evaluate ecological sustainability. However, there is a lack of clear evaluation criteria for sustainable buildings at European level. That is the finding of a study by Union Investment Real Estate, who commissioned market research institute Ipsos to interview 174 European property investors. According to the survey, just 24% of participating property investors in Germany, France and the UK think that clear evaluation criteria exist for measuring the sustainable quality of buildings in their respec[…]