The desire for ‘green houses’ is growing

The Fiaip-Enea-Icom report

70% of new properties are in the first two energy classes (A and B), as well as a +10% compared to 2021 of renovated properties in the best energy classes. This is what emerges from Focus on energy efficiency in the Fiaip National Real Estate Observatory report.

Furthermore, 56% of the sample of about 600 real estate agents interviewed believe that in the purchase of a property there is the right awareness of the importance of energy efficiency, while 58% believe that the Ape (Energy Performance Certificate) helps to guide users’ choices towards buildings with better energy quality. Finally, for 57% of the interviewees, the Superbonus 110% tool definitely had a significant influence on the virtuous dynamism of the real estate market.

“The desire of Italians to own a more energy efficient and more seismically consolidated home is growing, as is the awareness of the importance of buying a less energy-intensive property, confirming the gradual, albeit slow, green real estate transition process decisively facilitated by tax incentives and by energy price increases – declares Gian Battista Baccarini, national president of Fiaip – A virtuous process which, however, risks being greatly slowed down both by the sudden elimination of the discount on invoices, a measure that we believe should be gradually converted, and, even more, by the current formulation of the EU Energy Directive which, if it is not corrected, will have devastating effects on the real estate market and therefore on the economy of our country, devaluing a large part of the properties with consequent impoverishment of Italian families and weakening of the most important and strategic guarantee of the public debt nazis onal, precisely the value of widespread real estate ownership”.

More generally, the data from the Fiaip National Real Estate Observatory report show in 2022 levels of sales in the residential sector that had not been recorded for over twenty years (+3.5% compared to 2021, equal to 775 thousand total transactions).