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Green Building or Sustainable Building are trendy terms in the Real Estate sector. Much more than a passing fad, it is a real restructuring and a profound change in Real Estate codes.

Those changes are more than necessary for the environment and our well-being. Our new article is thus about Green Building and its many advantages. You can also find some inspiration ideas in pictures below. ⬇️

  • Definition:

Green architecture is a term referring to the creation or restructuring of buildings, so they have minimal environmental impact.

There are several approaches to green building that involve the responsible recycling of available resources and the efficient use of eco-friendly systems.

The main objective of green architecture is above all the environmental protection. This is achieved through natural materialsbuilding design – room layout and positioning – energy management, and the living environment.

Green architecture goes beyond sustainable architecture, especially through plants and green spaces. In some green architecture projects, the buildings are dressed with green facades, for instance.

For a construction project to be considered green architecture, it should tick these three boxes:

  • Sustainability: preservation and protection of the environment,
  • Nature-inspired and build better technologies: such as honeycomb panels for better constructions,
  • Human ecology: aims to promote social relations.
  • Inspiration:

  • Advantages:

Green Building has many advantages on different levels:

Environment

Research has showed that Green Building generates:

  • Occupancy rates of up to 18%.
  • Rental incentives of 2% to 8%.
  • Energy savings of up to 15% by using self-sufficient and clean energy production methods such as solar energy.
  • More targeted and thoughtful purchases through reduced consumption and unnecessary item purchases.
  • Reduced waste and pollution.
  • More stable and sustainable environment.
  • Reduced use of fossil fuels.

Green Building allows the creation of buildings that are more resilient to climate and weather threats. These buildings are also likely to have lower maintenance, repair and insurance costs over the long term.

Social

In addition to the ecological aspect, we need to take into account the social aspect. Taking care of people is in the interest of investors and occupants:

  • Safe and secure workplace, reducing injuries and work stoppages.
  • Improved productivity through better workplace wellbeing.
  • Increased engagement of occupants.
  • Efficient use of workspaces and better maintenance of structures.
  • Enhanced property value.
  • Tax benefits for green buildings.

Implementing the necessary measures upstream will be less expensive and stressful than waiting until legislation is properly introduced, as governments are increasingly strengthening sustainability regulations.

Many architects, builders, and clients agree that sustainable and smart buildings are becoming a necessity. Indeed, according to some estimates, buildings represent approximately half of the global material and energy consumption, one sixth of freshwater, and one quarter of wood products.

As the costs of sustainable materials and products are falling, Green Building is the solution and is truly the most cost-effective type of construction and design. 🌿

Responsible Real Estate has several challenges… We have listed some of them in our new post:

  • Carbon challenge
  • Occupants health and safety challenge
  • Energy challenge
  • Business ethics challenge
Swipe to discover them ➡️

Do you have a project of selling one of your properties for the first time? Or, do you want to optimize your sales strategy? Our article is the right one for you! We have gathered 4 steps you should follow to develop an effective sales strategy.

Whether it is an apartment, a house, a land or a building, you can adapt these different advices to your case and to the property you are aiming to sell.

Without further ado, discover our latest article right below ⬇️

 

  • Emphasize your property 

The first step to develop an effective sales strategy is to emphasize your property. As you may know, our eyesight plays a big part in the sale process.

You should start to declutter your property and remove any non-essential objects or piece of furniture. This way, you would enhance your space and show the full potential of every room to any visitor interested.

If you have outdoor spaces, do not neglect them: mow the grass, do some spring-cleaning and make some small repairs to present your property optimized and at its full potential.

 

  • Choose where and how to advertise your property 📣

Once you made sure you emphasized your property, there is another aspect you need to take care: advertising. You have to ensure that your property advertisement is visible enough. For instance, at real estate agencies and their websites, and on social networks with a target audience.

While redacting your advertisement, keep in mind to highlight your property’s asset – such as its geographical situation, composition, spaces in square meters, or equipment. You could also hire a photographer to provide professional and high-quality photos.

Do not hesitate to ask a real estate professional to guide you in this crucial step. Remember, it is better to have a few visitors – actually interested and thus potential buyers – than a batch of prying eyes – that will not lead to actual purchase proposals.

 

  • Know the market prices 💵

As you already know, real estate prices vary according to the geographical situation, composition, equipment and condition of the property – among many other criteria.

Unless your property has an exceptional situation, you need to respect the market prices if you want to easily sell your property. Our third tip is thus to respect market prices and not inflate the prices, it is important.

To determine the selling price, you have two choices. You can determine it yourself by comparing the prices of others equivalent properties – with a similar composition, geographical situation, and condition as your property, for instance.

If you are not able to determine a fair price for your property or if you would rather an expert advice, you can always have your property assessed by a competent professional.

 

  • Gather all the necessary documents for the sale 📄

When a potential buyer is interested in your property, he/she will obviously have several questions about it – total area in square meters, energy efficiency, orientation, equipment, composition, year of last great repairs such as roof or installations such as boiler.

You should answer all the questions the visitors have about the property you want to sell. This is why you need to gather all the necessary documents with the required information to be prepared and show the different invoices or proof of what you are selling.

 

As our article explains, if you want to develop an effective sales strategy, you should follow the different steps we have listed.

To recap: emphasize your property, choose here and how to advertise your property, know the market prices and gather all the necessary documents for the sale.

 

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Source: AtHome.lu