Archive for the ‘J. Volume 7’ Category

7.00 – Introduction

  Preface, acknowledgements, introduction and description of papers included in this volume of JOSRE.

7.01 – Heterogeneous Price Premiums in Sustainable Real Estate? An Investigation of the Relation between Value and Price Premiums

  Focusing on the voluntary LEED and ENERGY STAR environmental certification schemes in the United States, we investigate whether price premiums exist across all building value categories or are localized to specific value segments. We find that the largest value building segment does not demonstrate any price premiums, while the smallest value categories do. The […]

7.02 – Incorporating Green Building Features and Initiatives into Commercial Property Valuation

  The rapid acceptance of green buildings internationally has led to awareness of green building features and initiatives (GBFIs) in the South African property industry; however, among South African valuers, it seems the awareness is still in its infancy. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with valuers of varying degrees of experience in Cape Town, online surveys […]

7.03 – The Relevance of Green Building Practice in Emerging Markets: A Perceptual Analysis of Commercial and Industrial Building Users in Ibadan, Nigera

  In this study, we examine the operational challenges of existing green building related features / systems to develop hypotheses about factors that will increase the demand for green buildings. We test these hypotheses by examining the potential green building advantages that will influence users’ adoption of green practices and their willingness to pay. The […]

7.04 – Factors Influencing U.S. Homebuilders’ Adoption of Green Homebuilding Products

  While many researchers have analyzed the obstacles to the diffusion of innovation in building construction, little empirical evidence has been gathered about the factors associated with U.S. homebuilders’ adoption of innovative  building  products. In this paper, we develop  a theory- driven diffusion of innovation conceptual model of homebuilders’ adoption of high performance building product […]

7.05 – Measuring Highway Impacts on House Prices Using Spatial Regression

  Generally  accepted real estate valuation theory, augmented by ample empirical evidence, supports the notion of significant impacts on prices of residential properties near highways. Houses adjacent to highways are exposed to potentially increased traffic noise, although these homeowners may benefit from increased accessibility to highway systems. This study is prompted by a massive new […]

7.06 – LEED Certification of Campus Buildings: A Cost-Benefit Approach

  This is the first comprehensive  cost-benefit analysis of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) buildings certified within the higher education sector. Sixteen institutions of higher education (IHEs) were surveyed with the findings focused on the upfront green premium and down the line energy savings. The net present value (NPV), internal rate of return […]

7.07 – Appraising Sustainable Building Features: A Colorado Case Study

  We  investigate  the  current  status  of  sustainable  value  integration  in Colorado’s real estate markets, an area with limited current / historical value attributed to sustainability. The property appraiser has an opportunistic position to influence stakeholders and potentially increase demand  for  sustainable  building.  The  appraisal  process,  necessary inputs, and rules and regulations were studied using […]

7.08 – Californian Realtors’ Perceptions towards Energy-Efficient “Green” Housing

  Realtors are seen as important enablers of behavior change toward a low-carbon future through the communication of sustainability measures to home buyers and sellers. In 2012 / 2013, research was conducted to assess Californian Realtors’ knowledge of, and perceptions towards, sustainable housing using an online survey instrument. The majority of respondents consider good insulation […]

7.09 – Is Green (still) a Matter of Prime? Stylized Facts about the Location of Commercial Green Buildings

  We investigate the status quo of commercial green building locations and changes made over time in 103 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) to detect indications of the maturity of the commercial green building market. The findings of the descriptive analysis, based on LEED data provided by the U.S. Green Building Council, are twofold. First, commercial […]

7.10 – Assessing the Implementation of Mandating Energy Efficiency: Boulder, Colorado’s Implementation of SmartRegs

  On January 3, 2011, the City of Boulder, Colorado implemented the SmartRegs ordinances updating the city’s housing and rental licensing code by mandating baseline efficiency requirements for rental housing units. We examine the SmartRegs inspector training program relative to the prescriptive path checklist for compliance and quality assurance controls from inception through the first […]

7.11 – 2014 ARES Journal Manuscript Prize Winners

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