The Circular Economy and Embodied Carbon, two sides of the same coin

20 July 2022
Circular Economy is a principle that has long existed but has only recently gained popularity. In fact, one could argue that the concept has always existed, since circularity is an […]

Cities are Driving Innovations in ESG Policy

16 May 2022
Unprecedented urban development has put increasing pressure on cities to develop sustainable growth strategies. Already, cities account for 75% of global carbon emissions and with urban populations set to double by 2050, the […]

Utilising BREEAM In-Use to track and mitigate sustainability risks

7 April 2022
The need to identify, track and mitigate sustainability risks, from asset through to portfolio level, has continuously increased due to greater investor pressure and regulatory changes. There are multiple methods […]

Towards Net Zero: Why the US Industrial Sector is Adopting BREEAM

18 March 2022
There are two numbers every real estate professional should know about climate change: the first is 11.7 billion, the second is zero. 11.7 billion represents the annual CO2 emissions in tons […]

Cradle to Cradle® in the built environment – Building good instead of less badly

15 January 2022
“A building like a tree. A city like a forest.” This quote by Michael Braungart & William McDonough, the two founders of the Cradle to Cradle® (C2C) design concept, describes […]

Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) – the European Commission publishes its revision proposal

7 January 2022
On 15 December 2021, the European Commission published its proposal for a revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The main objective behind the review is to align […]

COP26: outcomes and implications for sustainable real estate investment

16 December 2021
Running over a two-week period in Glasgow from (31st October to 12th November), the annual United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) is a rare opportunity for representatives from all […]

UK government announces formal plans to introduce legislation requiring companies and financial institutions to make mandatory climate-related disclosure

17 November 2021
The countries least responsible for the climate crisis have to a great degree been hit hardest by its worsening impacts. This is especially the case for the Least Developed Countries. […]

Scope 3: The Main Challenge In Carbon Footprint

27 September 2021
As the need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions becomes increasingly urgent, understanding the sources of these emissions is crucial. By understanding the carbon footprint of an asset or a […]

ESG metrics in real estate

27 September 2021
“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” Most sustainability professionals have heard this adage enough times to repeat it in our sleep (and possibly illicit an eye roll), but the […]

IPCC: climate scientists sound the alarm about irreversible climate effects

9 August 2021
“The Sixth Assessment Report (Working Group I) by the International Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a harrowing testament to the unequivocal and irreversible damage that we have and […]

The case for ‘bounce-forward,’ climate-resilient infrastructure

16 July 2021
The concept of resilience has been at the forefront of global discussions in recent years. The 100 Resilient Cities program (now the Resilient Cities Network) was launched in 2013; the […]

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