> According to the Electric Power Research Institute, daylit buildings can result in 10 to 20 percent higher rental income than those that use only artificial lights.
(EPRI Journal July 1998)
> According to a survey conducted by the Building Owners and Managers Association and the Urban Land Institute in 1999 entitled "What Do Tenants Want," one of the top responses was more natural light.
(San Antonio Business Journal, July 23, 1999)
> In 2002, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, along with a group of sponsors including the New Building Institute, conducted a survey on workplace performance and tenant satisfaction. Building owners/managers reported that tenant demand for ėgreenî concepts, including better lighting and energy-efficiency, were a growing trend. Tenants surveyed revealed that quality of lighting and access to natural light have a high impact on how satisfied they were with their space. Over 50 percent of tenants reported that they were not satisfied with the energy efficiency of their space. The survey concluded that while environmental factors, including access to natural light, had the highest impact on tenant satisfaction, these factors were also the ones that fell into the ėneed to improveî category. Property owners and managers who help address their tenants concerns over lighting and other environmental factors are able to be more competitive today and more profitable in the tong
> Energy-efficient building design can significantly increase the value of a property. Because these buildings cost less to operate and maintain, energy savings can go directly to the bottom line ó the income of the property. Capitalizing this increased income can add $5 to $6 per square foot to the value of the building.
(Environmental Design & Construction, May/June 2001)
> According to the Housing and Building Technology Division of the National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards (NCSBCS), daylighting is one of the technologies that has the greatest impact on occupant comfort, health and productivity. Because people are willing to spend more for a comfortable building, owners can charge a premium.
(Journal of Property Management, January 2000)