What is the use value of a building?
This use value can be deduced from the services that the building provides to its occupants. Thus, the more benefits the building brings to its occupants, the more it increases their well-being and performance and the higher the value in use will be.
Today, the quantifiable value of use forces professionals in the tertiary sector to look at buildings differently. Usable on office buildings as well as on housing, the use value of the building is defined by 4 main components: technical, functional, centrality and contribution to the territory.
Why measure value in use of a building?
Indeed, a study on costs per m² of office space indicates that the heaviest item is the wage bill.
Throughout the life cycle, each stakeholder has an interest in developing the use value of the building:
Investor / Promoter
How to measure the use value of a building?
The measurement of the value in use of a building is carried out in 4 steps:
Evaluate the building's assets
The financial balance sheet for the occupant
It measures the impact of the building on productivity.