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
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. Sara Wilkinson has been a building surveyor for over 24 years. She first learnt about sustainable building issues in 1988 and now lectures in sustainable construction at both the University of Melbourne and Deakin University.