11 May '11, 1am

Johnson Controls predicts green loans could drive office revamps

Following the Australian example of linking loans for energy efficient building upgrades to properties rather than individual companies could help the UK align owner occupier interests that are currently out of kilter and holding up green investment, according to senior executives at building technology giant Johnson Controls. Commercial landlords have typically been reluctant to put up large sums of cash to install better insulation or double glazing as, despite an increasing premium on green buildings , they feel they will not receive a return on their investment through cheaper energy bills. Moreover, investors may plan to sell the building within a few years, before any real returns can be recouped. These diverging interests are a problem the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is hoping to solve with its flagship Green Deal energy efficiency programme, whi...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/analysis/2069772/johnson-...

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