Beams of light and warmth make a house desirable, and we value them.
The famous Swiss-born French architect Le Corbusier once said that people needed space and light just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep. To paraphrase, dwellings that are situated or designed with good exposure to sunlight are generally preferred as places to live and work compared to those with lesser light levels. Now, research organisation Motu Economic and Public Policy Research have managed to put a price on that sunshine. According to the Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities challenge study, involving data from over 5000
Paper co-author Prof. Arthur Grimes, a Senior Fellow at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, was interviewed in July by Radio New
For more information about the Motu study Valuing Sunshine please see http://motu.nz/our-work/urban-and-regional/housing/valuing-sunshine/. For a copy of the full report, please download http://motu-www.motu.org.nz/wpapers/17_13.pdf.
To listen to Arthur Grimes Giving sunshine a price tag interview on Radio New Zealand's Nine to Noon programme, with Kathryn Ryan, please click play below:
Date posted: 1 August 2017