Last changed: 2/02/11
The International Forum was held after the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management approved an Action Plan on Energy Effciency at its 71st session in September 2010. The event was jointly organized by the UNECE Real Estate Market Advisory Group and the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA).
Speakers and participants discussed the UNECE Action Plan, reviewed existing obstacles and ascertained economic and social benefits associated with a green real estate sector as follows: the impact of a more intensive use of green technologies on the durability of homes and related lower operations and maintenane costs for families, the need to better calibrate subsidies and tax-incentives to facilitate green retrofits of existing housing stock; the importance of the use of ICT technologies by cadastre authorities to better quantify the potential for in-house energy generation with solar panels; the need to update value appraisal practices of buildings to better quantify the effect of green investments, and the impact of a green real estate sector on improved comfort of living spaces and health of populations.
The outcomes of discussions in Dessau will assist the Committee on Housing and Land Management and its Working Party on Land Aministration to better focus their upcoming activities as they relate to the implementation phase of the Action Plan.
For further information please contact:
Secretary to the Working Party on Land Administration
Environment, Housing and Land Management Division
phone: + 41 (0)22 917 3517