New research from emerging markets portal Lamudi shows that Pakistan has the most eco-friendly homes for sale and for rent among the 30-plus countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America the site examined — for the second year in a row.
The cities ranked in the top 10 for eco-friendly housing (see below) had the highest number of properties for sale or rent that offered green features like high energy-efficiency ratings, solar panels, water tanks and greywater systems.
|Rank||Top 10 cities with eco-friendly homes for sale||Top 10 cities with eco-friendly homes for rent|
|1||Lahore, Pakistan||Karachi, Pakistan|
|2||Karachi, Pakistan||Dhaka, Bangladesh|
|3||Yangon, Myanmar||Amman, Jordan|
|4||Islamabad, Pakistan||Islamabad, Pakistan|
|5||Nairobi, Kenya||Nairobi, Kenya|
|6||Metro Manila, Philippines||Chittagong, Bangladesh|
|7||Lekki, Nigeria||Yangon, Myanmar|
|8||Accra, Ghana||Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|9||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia||Kampala, Uganda|
|10||Faisalabad, Pakistan||Accra, Ghana|
“(W)e are seeing increasing demand on our platform for both homes and office space with sustainable, eco-friendly features,” said Paul Hermann, co-founder and managing director at Lamudi, in a statement.
“We believe that the demand for environmentally-friendly real estate is not just a western trend — it is a global phenomenon.”
Launched in 2013, Lamudi raised $19 million in February to strengthen its presence in Latin America and Asia.
Lamudi is one of 32 subsidiaries owned by Berlin-based Rocket Internet, whose mission is “to become the world’s largest Internet platform out of the United States and China.”