The Value of 'Green’: Evidence from the First Mandatory Residential Green Building Program
24 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2012
Date Written: March, 27 2012
There has been recent interest in green building and development practices and research. Resulting from growing environmental awareness and concerns, mandatory residential green building programs have been implemented nationally at the municipal level and Texas has passed legislation to create a statewide program. However, the impact of greenness on residential property values has not been rigorously evaluated. This study examines residential transaction prices in two cities and finds a statistically significant premium associated with ‘‘green’’ properties. Additionally, there is evidence of a larger premium associated with green properties located in Frisco, Texas, which has the nation’s first mandatory residential green building program.
Keywords: green building, residential property values, greenes
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