Untitled Document
Home | Site Map | Contact | Text Size :
Green condos worth 15% more, wanted by 63% of buyers
Globally, the real estate industry is also undergoing a buyers’ “climate change” of sorts. Property analysts are observing that more and more developers, as well as individual buyers, want more “green” in their properties.

Enrique Soriano, a professor at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business and senior adviser at Wong+Bernstein Business Advisory, revealed why during one of his lectures:

According to a recent survey, 63 percent of buyers are motivated by the lower operating and maintenance costs that come with energy- and resource-efficient condos. And then the property markedly increases in value.

Citing an article in the January 2008 edition of SmartMoney, Soriano quotes, “A green property typically appraises 10 to 15 percent higher than comparable conventional homes.”

Soriano said that four years ago, research by the National Association of Realtors on home buyers’ preferences, published in the New York Times in November 2007, showed that demand for green housing has been growing: 46 percent of buyers would like a green home. The catch is, supplies are limited.

“After Metro Manila, eco-friendly condos in transit-oriented developments (TODs) should now be seriously considered in Cebu, Davao, Baguio, Iloilo and Bacolod, including Subic and Clark, Cagayan de Oro and General Santos,” he said.

Soriano said condo living in TODs maximizes the connection between people and their neighborhood—connecting people to jobs, nature, shops, services and, most importantly, to each other.

Terrible pollution

There is one piece of advice for being near mass transport systems. Alejandro S. Mañalac, chair of the National Real Estate Association, previously told the Inquirer that TODs also bring people closer to the “terrible pollution prevalent in major cities, such that condo dwellers cannot open their windows, which were actually intended to provide natural ventilation. Furthermore, the noise from the buses, jeepneys and the LRTs and MRTs (unlike the subways of some neighboring countries) themselves can be heard all the way to the top floor of some condos, especially those units facing the road.

The result is the continuous use of air-conditioning units to keep the smoke and the noise out. Thus, while some condos minimize fuel consumption, others can increase electric consumption.”

But then Soriano’s lecture also pointed out how eco-friendly condos in TODs save families money on their second largest expense—transportation. Then, it produces positive results in traffic safety and public health and creates a larger tax base.

The green standard

For many real estate developers, TODs are now the green standard in community design. There are many advantages, including: increased profits; future tax rebates/incentives (by legislation); favorable energy audits, higher energy-efficiency values; better options for materials and equipment; a sustained and predictable asset value; the goodwill and image; corporate social responsibility; and brand loyalty.

For buyers, eco-friendly condos would make a lot of sense. Here are some of the reasons:

The earth-friendly condo requires a smaller lot area to house more people.

Location encourages walking or use of mass transport.

Water and electricity bills are low.

Amenities respect natural resources.

Materials used are sustainable and nontoxic.

Amado de Jesus, founding chair of the Philippine Green Architecture Movement, disclosed that ideally, high-rise condos, with their small building footprint, minimize the extensive use of the land, thereby freeing it for other low-rise and green developments.

“However, a condo project can only be considered truly green if it is climatically designed to adapt to its natural environment,” he noted. Mañalac, during a previous interview, said generally, condos “save precious land which can be used for planting trees.”

De Jesus warned the public of unscrupulous developers hyping their projects as earth-friendly with no solid basis. “Don’t be fooled by all the hype about installed solar panels, landscaping, and so-called green roofs.” They must be substantiated and properly certified by expert parties to be actually classified as green, he stressed.

Ref: http://bit.ly/rITlI3

รายการข่าวอื่นๆ มีดังต่อไปนี้ :
Global Market for Energy Efficient Buildings to Surpass $100 Billion by 2017, According to Pike Research
Cooling solutions offer energy savings, wellness - Philippine Daily Inquirer
Nest Learning Thermostat hands-on ... How a Thermostat Built by Former Apple Guys Will Make Green Cool
Thailand’s Energy Complex wins Asean Energy Awards 2011
First National Green Building Code Approved! - US
New Ways to Use Less Energy at Home Concrete countertops? Blown fiberglass insulation? The payback may be quicker than you think.
Global warming and green architecture - The Jakarta Post
Green condos worth 15% more, wanted by 63% of buyers
China, Japan and USA Largest Markets for Air Treatment Systems
Air-conditioner sales up 28.64% yr-on-yr [China]
Green buildings now the law in South Africa
5 Ways to Save Money on Air Conditioning
Companiesandmarkets.com: Electric Drives Market in European HVAC Industry
Riyadh takes a giant green leap
Hotels Go Green Across the World
Solar AC System Touted By UC Merced Team
DEP Reveals a 17.5% Growth of Export Volumes of Electrical Appliances in First Eight Months of 2011
AHRI Recommends Homeowners Replace Flood Damaged HVAC Equipment
Carrier Helps Grow Green Building Movement with Comprehensive Global Education Initiative
Rembrandt Hotel proudly receives green building certificate
มีหัวข้อข่าว 232 รายการ : 12 หน้า
Page << Back | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Next >>

        NEWS & EVENTS
- ระบบปรับอากาศขนาดใหญ่ ชิลเลอร์ CHILLER
- เครื่องทำลมแห้ง AIR DRYER
- รับออกแบบ ติดตั้ง บำรุงรักษา จัดหาอะไหล่ และซ่อมแซม COOLING TOWER
- งานท่อแอร์ และหุ้มฉนวนท่อ DUCT WORK and PIPING
- สินค้าชนิดพิเศษ Special Products
- PE Series (Package)

- งานเปลี่ยน ท่อน้ำและวาล์วควบคุมระบบ Package Water Cooled
- งานเปลี่ยน Package Water Cooled ขนาด 25 Tons
- งานเคลือบผิวท่อด้วย Fiber Glass พร้อมทำสี
- งาน Overhual Motor & Pump ขนาด 125 HP
- งาน Overhual Motor & Pump ขนาด 125 HP
11 Easy Ways to Be Greener on Earth Day
When is Earth Hour 2017? What is it and how you can get involved in the WWF 'blackout' event
Why changing your home's air filter is important
Could this tent make camping COMFORTABLE? £200 Siesta4 reflects sunlight and uses 'air conditioning' to keep it cool and dark - dailymail.co.uk
Decor choices affect indoor air quality - lfpress.com

All Rights Reserved © 2011 Muang Thong Engineering (1998) Company Limited
40/5-6-7 Sukhumvit 71 Prakanongnue, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
Tel: 02 391 8027, 02 390 1242 Fax: 02 391 6100 E-mail: mte1998@gmail.com

cheap air jordans|pompy wtryskowe|cheap huarache shoes| bombas inyeccion|cheap jordans|cheap air max| cheap sneakers|wholesale jordans|cheap china jordans|cheap wholesale jordans|cheap jordans|wholesale jewelry china