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A Greener House
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A Greener House
The Sustainable Property Investor's Guide to Buying, Building and Renovating
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How green should you go?

If you would like to make a positive impact on the environment but are concerned about the financial outlay, A Greener House is for you. Property experts Richard Reed and Sara Wilkinson will show you how to decide which sustainable measures are suited to your property, and evaluate the cost implications of installing them. You'll learn how to design a new home that exceeds the highest energy-efficiency ratings available, protect your property from obsolescence and outdating, and evaluate market trends in your neighbourhood.

If you own property and would like to increase its value, you can't afford to ignore sustainability. This book will show you how to reduce your environmental footprint while making the most of your greatest financial asset.

We all agree that we can't continue to consume the world's resources at the rate that we are now. We must start living more sustainably - and what better place to start than at home? Most of us want to play our part, but we're put off by financial concerns. But what if the cost of building or remodelling a greener house could be recovered in the value of your home when you sell?

The EPUB format of this title may not be compatible for use on all handheld devices.

How green should you go?

If you would like to make a positive impact on the environment but are concerned about the financial outlay, A Greener House is for you. Property experts Richard Reed and Sara Wilkinson will show you how to decide which sustainable measures are suited to your property, and evaluate the cost implications of installing them. You'll learn how to design a new home that exceeds the highest energy-efficiency ratings available, protect your property from obsolescence and outdating, and evaluate market trends in your neighbourhood.

If you own property and would like to increase its value, you can't afford to ignore sustainability. This book will show you how to reduce your environmental footprint while making the most of your greatest financial asset.

We all agree that we can't continue to consume the world's resources at the rate that we are now. We must start living more sustainably - and what better place to start than at home? Most of us want to play our part, but we're put off by financial concerns. But what if the cost of building or remodelling a greener house could be recovered in the value of your home when you sell?

The EPUB format of this title may not be compatible for use on all handheld devices.

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  • Richard Reed has a PhD in property markets and a background in residential property valuation. He is Professor of Property and Real Estate at Deakin University, and is widely published in the areas of sustainability and property values.
Table of Contents-
  • About the authors vii

    Acknowledgements ix

    Introduction xi

    Part I: the theory

    1 Understandingvalue 3

    2 What affects property value? 13

    3 A matter of health 45

    4 Government and sustainability 55

    Part II: putting theory into practice

    5 Energy options 71

    6 Existing properties 87

    7 New properties 115

    Part III: looking to the future

    8 Alternative building options 131

    9 Where to now? 143

    Appendix A: glossary of terms 147

    Appendix B: decision-making flowchart 163

    Appendix C: sustainability checklist 165

    Appendix D: useful websites 171

    Index 179

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