Saving energy is priority for business buyers, says survey

The installation of energy-saving initiatives is becoming an increasingly important issue for people making business acquisitions, according to a new report.

Research from BusinessesForSale, an online marketplace of available companies, revealed that green projects are now more of a priority than staffing and IT issues for many buyers.

According to the website, a growing number of business purchasers are recognising the financial advantages of energy-efficient operations, particularly in the current economic climate.

"In an age where business buyers are trying to extract every last atom of value from their new acquisition, the financial benefits and feel-good factor of a green office can no longer be ignored," commented Faye Ferris, commercial director at BusinessesForSale.

Meanwhile, the firm's head of marketing Jeremy Mandell said the company has seen an increasing demand for eco-friendly businesses on the market.

"If green business opportunities were not taken seriously by buyers five years ago, then they certainly are now," he added.

Brian Pearce, general manager of Unico Properties in Portland, recently told the Oregonian that green business premises make "financial sense".

Published by Matt Westwood
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Tuesday 3rd November 2009


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