Industry Perspectives & Book Reviews


The following papers provide industry perspectives and/or academic discussions that do not conform to standard academic requirements for publication in The Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, but may still merit reading. They may be lacking an appropriate literature review that puts the discussion in context; they may provide advocacy and viewpoints that are opinion based on experience without sufficient empirical proof for an academic review, but they still contain valuable advice and perspectives which is why we have decided to set up this section of the journal.  The papers will be listed chronologically with the most recent on top.

Industry Perspectives & Book Reviews Listings

NAR and the Environment: What Will the Next Decade Bring – Craig Foley

Green Adoption Index by City – CBRE, Maastricht University

Greenest Universities – This list from names the 50 U.S. colleges and universities that have earned the highest STARS ratings, thereby distinguishing themselves as the nation’s greenest schools.

Energy Performance Certificates in Buildings – an interesting study on the impact of energy performance labeling on buildings
European Commission (DG Energy)

Preparing for the Future How Asset Management Will Evolve in the Age of the Smart Grid
Schneider Electric USA, Inc.

Sustainability of Micro-locations vs. House Price Premiums in a Post-socialist/CEE City
Tom Kauko
Dept of Geography,
Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU,
7491 Trondheim, Norway
January, 2014

Energy Efficient Buildings Hub – Market Information –  Energy Efficient Building Hub Research Digest

Retail REITS Seeing Green
Anna Robaton

LEED for Existing Buildings: A Study LEED-EB’S Effect on U.S. Office Market Premiums
David Blumberg
LEED Green Associate
Graduate of Kenan-Flagler Business School
BSBA Program at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill with Honors
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
February, 2013

Report on the Design Charrette for DCL GREEN HEALTHCARE CENTRE Stouffville, Ontario
Michael Singleton
Sustainable Buildings Canada
Bob Bach
Energy Profiles Ltd./Sustainable Buildings Canada
Brian Fountain
GreenSim/Sustainable Buildings Canada
Marjorie Lamb
Writer in Residence Inc./Sustainable Buildings Canada
August, 2012

How to look forward without looking back: Innovative approaches to forecasting green finance program demand
Christine E. Boyle
Environmental Finance Center, School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Michael Chasnow
Environmental Finance Center, School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jeff Hughes
Environmental Finance Center, School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
December, 2011

System Life Cycle Evaluation, SliCESM, for Green Building Technologies
Joseph Goodman
Kevin Caravati
Ellis Kirby
December, 2011

Home Purchase Counseling: The Untapped Green Financing Tool
Carlos Martín, PhD
December, 2011

The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance Green City Program 
Assisting Cities and Municipalities to Engage Customers and Develop Effective Energy Efficiency Programs
Ben Taube
Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
December, 2011

Teaching Sustainable Development
Barry Hersh
March, 2011

Implementing Green Leases Requires Overcoming Faulty Assumptions
B. Alan Whitson RPA
President, Corporate Realty Design & Management Institute
June, 2010

True-Cost Pricing for Sustainable Development: Finding the real bottom-line in sustainability
Judi Schweitzer
June, 2010

A Performance Based Real Property Valuation Model
Robert M. Roth, Esq.
President and Founder of Green Envy Development Group, Inc.
June, 2010

Impact of Sustainability on Property Values
Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.(FH) Berit Schumann
June, 2010

Sustainable Investment in Real Estate…Your Fiduciary Duty
Hoong Wey Woon
Member of the UNEP FI Property Working Group and a Fund Manager at Aviva Investors
June, 2010

“Code Blue” for U.S. Golf Course Real Estate Development: “Code Green” for Sustainable Golf Course Development
David Hueber
Doctoral Student, Richard H. Pennell Center for Real Estate Development
Elaine Worzala
Professor and Director, Richard H. Pennell Center for Real Estate Development
May, 2010

Responsible Real Estate
Meghan Bodnar, Andrew Kane, Josue Sanchez and Pulkit Sharma
August, 2010

Resale Market Value of Residential Solar PV
Dr. Mary Beth McCabe,
Sun Marketing and University of San Diego
Liz Merry,
Verve Solar and University of California Extension, Berkeley
August, 2010

Best Practice CR&S Reporting
Julia St. Michael, Global MBA Graduate, Ryerson University, Toronto ON
August, 2010

Green Perspectives
Myla Wilson, University of San Diego
August, 2010

Review of Value Beyond Cost Savings: How to Underwrite Sustainable Properties
Scott R. Muldavin
March 2010
Green Building Finance Consortium
306 pages by Maura M. Cochran
Reprinted with permission from the Counselors of Real Estate.
August, 2010

Indoor Air Quality in Buildings
Simon Turner
February, 2007