For 70% of the certification agents it does not value properties
70% of those who sell a property do not consider energy efficiency important and 59% of real estate agents consider certification to be useless. These are the results of the latest Annual Report on Energy Efficiency produced by I-Com (Institute for Competitiveness), Enea
and Fiaip (Italian Federation of Professional Real Estate Agents), which analyzes the perception of the protagonists of the building supply chain with respect to the issue of energy efficiency, through interviews conducted on a panel of 300 real estate agents.
According to the data, about 50% of buyers do not have an adequate perception of the importance of the issue of energy efficiency, 70% of those who sell do not consider energy efficiency a factor capable of contributing to the enhancement of their property and for the 59% of the real estate agents interviewed, the energy certification of buildings does not represent, to date, a useful tool or capable of orienting the buyer’s choice towards “efficient” buildings. Nonetheless, 90% of respondents offer energy certification services for buildings at their agency and 60% of customers decide to use them. 80% of the sample, then, believe that it is important to activate initiatives to increase the perception that an energy efficient property has a higher market value than a less efficient property and 65% declare that the financing of energy efficiency measures represents a obstacle. 90% say they are willing to promote financing instruments to customers and 60%, finally, are willing to undertake training courses on energy efficiency, while 52% have already tackled the issue in dedicated sessions.
source: the sun 24 hours