Luxury Developers in Europe Going GREEN.

Luxury Developers in Europe Going GREEN.

The WSJ Real Estate section reports that Luxury European developers are going green by building carbon-neutral luxury projects and new homes in the U.K., Portugal, Italy, Morocco and Switzerland. The average cost for these eco-friendly packages add about a 10% premium to the price of the project but with possible payback as soon as four years on an average home.  It is estimated that over time the resale value of carbon neutral properties will be higher than a comparable fossil fuel heated building.  The price range of these luxury homes start at £425,000 and range up to £1.5 million.

Carbon neutral or zero carbon is carbon neutrality, or having a net zero carbon footprint (total set of greenhouse gas emission) by balancing a measured amount of carbon release with an equivalent amount sequestered, avoided or offset.

There are two voluntary measurement rating systems for green building, one is BREEAM in the U.K. and the second is LEED developed by the United States Green Build Council by the (USGBC).

To view the full article “The Green, Green Luxury of Home” in the Wall Street Journal click here.

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David Popoff is a license Realtor in Connecticut with William Raveis office in Darien. David is a lifetime Fairfield County resident who grew up in Rowayton, Ct. and a resident of Darien, Ct since 2004. 

An accredited LEED Green Associate (LEED GA) by the United States Green Build Council (USGBC) and a Certified Green Professional (CGP) of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

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