Journal of Sustainable Real Estate (JOSRE) Archives
This independent journal, the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, the first of its kind in the United States, calls upon those interested in fostering truth surrounding the myriad questions of how to become more efficient, healthier, and more productive while recognizing that economics and regulation will drive the market, not environmental evangelists. Those of us focused on real estate, which encompasses where we live, work, shop, and recreate, may not be able to determine if ideas like clean coal are realistic but we can and should investigate the economics driving the market, the true costs, direct and indirect, the management strategies that will support better user and owner decisions, and the state-of-the-art in terms of best practices. These are the types of questions we hope to address in this inaugural issue of the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate.
Journal of Sustainable Real Estate
Preface, acknowledgements, introduction and description of papers included in this volume of JOSRE.
- 01 - International Comparison of Sustainable Rating Tools
This paper undertakes an international comparison of global sustainability tools and examines their characteristics and differences.
- 02 - Effect of LEED Ratings and Levels on
Office Property Assessed and
This study examines the effect of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings and certification levels on Assessed (AV) and Market Values (MV), while controlling for a property’s characteristics and its location.
- 03 - An Investigation of the Effect of
Eco-Labeling on Office Occupancy
This paper investigates the effect of eco-labeling on the occupancy rates of commercial offices in the United States.
- 04 - Green Buildings and Productivity
The cost to provide healthier environments is modest compared to the benefits.
- 05 - How Risky Are Sustainable Real Estate Projects?
Recent empirical evidence on rent and occupancy premiums associated with sustainable buildings is used to evaluate risks and returns associated with green real estate development projects.
- 06 - Removing Market Barriers to Green
This paper examines how the market may intentionally or
unintentionally create barriers to green development practices.
- 07 - The Effect of State and City Green
Policies on the Market Penetration
of Green Commercial Buildings
Pro-green building policies originated in the not-for-profit sector, and have worked their way into public policy since their inception in the early 1990s.
- 08 - Sustainable Real Estate Development:
The Dynamics of Market Penetration
This paper uses three different data sources to examine the rate of growth of sustainable development practices.
- 09 - Sustainability of Sustainable Real
This paper investigates commercial buildings users’ perception of the benefits of green buildings and how this perception influences their decision to occupy and/or invest in them.
- 10 - Step-by-Step to Sustainable Property
This paper sets out a strategy for the development,
implementation, and widespread dissemination of sustainable investment products (sustainable property funds) for the property industry.
- 11 - The Green Building Impact
This is the executive summary of the first annual Green Building Impact Report, an in-depth look at how LEED-certified and built-to-LEED buildings are affecting land, water, energy, materials, and employee productivity.
- 12 - Personal Perspectives on LEED
Management and Investment
In May of 2009, Jason Tuomey conducted interviews that provide some in-the-trench perspectives on the sustainability trends in real estate.
- 13 - Journal Manuscript Prize Winners
2009 American Real Estate Society Manuscript Prizes