Supporters of sustainable construction argue that sustainable buildings are characterised by stable values, thus promoting the market penetration of these buildings. However, stable value of sustainable buildings will only contribute to market penetration if valuation methods clearly express the quality of sustainable buildings in terms of monetary value, thus making it possible to differentiate between sustainable buildings and non-sustainable ones. In is paper, three valuation methods are analysed regarding their potential to promote market penetration of sustainable buildings: Due Diligence Real Estate, Property Valuation (according to the Austrian property valuation legislation), and Property Rating according to TEGoVA. It is investigated how far the quality of sustainable buildings is expressed in property valuation and how the routine should be improved to better present the quality of sustainable buildings in future. Furthermore it is analysed to what extent market penetration of sustainable buildings can be achieved through market mechanisms, being represented by valuation methods in this paper, and to which extent legal framework conditions are required. This paper demonstrates that all three described valuation methods are suitable for the consideration of building related sustainability aspects. Either sustainability aspects can be taken into account and can be reflected in the valuation result with the currently applied method, or it is feasible to further develop the method according to the requirements. At the end of the objectively performed valuation, the valuation result is always weighted according to market demand. Sustainable buildings will be only differentiated positively from conventional ones if there is an adequate market demand. Thus, valuation is not suitable for market development: in this respect, socio-economic policy instruments are required.