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Global Real Estate Sector Reduces Carbon Footprint

Global Real Estate Sector Reduces Carbon Footprint

The global real estate sector reduced its emissions, water and energy use last year, according to a GRESB report. GRESB, a global benchmarking organization portfolio-level sustainability assessment in the real estate sector, based its 2015 data and industry report on an assessment of 707 property companies and private equity real … Read more »

Green Buildings Pay Off for Real Estate Owners

Green Buildings Pay Off for Real Estate Owners

Green buildings perform better in the stock market, according to a study released today by the Carbon War Room. The study, commissioned by the Carbon War Room to the University of Cambridge, is titled The Financial Rewards of Sustainability: A Global Performance Study of Real the Estate Investment Trusts. Real … Read more »

Does Sustainability Add Value To Real Estate?

Does Sustainability Add Value To Real Estate?

Simon Guy, head of marketing and communications – sustainability at BRE Group, tells PropertyEU at the 2015 ICSC Europe Conference in London that BRE research has shown that sustainability can add to the value of real estate assets if the strategy is correctly implemented.

GRESB Joins Forces with GBCI

Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark, which provides sustainability data for the global real estate industry, has merged with the Green Building Certification Institute, the third-party certification body for the LEED rating system. The merger will allow the organizations to provide comprehensive sustainability information to the real estate sector, says Nils … Read more »

LLamasoft, Cassidy Turley Partner on Supply Chain Modeling

Supply chain software designer LLamasoft and Cassidy Turley, a US commercial real estate services provider, have announced a partnership whereby Cassidy Turley will provide industrial real estate cost data and other information for top US markets to LLamasoft customers for their use in strategic supply chain design. Cassidy Turley cost … Read more »

Measurabl Integrates With Energy Star Portfolio Manager

Measurabl Integrates With Energy Star Portfolio Manager

Measurabl now supports direct data integration with the EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager, which the sustainability reporting startup says will allow its clients to complete the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) data component “with the push of a button.” Matt Ellis, Measurabl’s founder and CEO, says the integration will … Read more »

Real Estate Industry Cuts Carbon Emissions 3.4%

Real Estate Industry Cuts Carbon Emissions 3.4%

Jones Lang LaSalle, Prudential Real Estate Investors, Starwood Hotels and Resorts and other global real estate firms cut their collective carbon emissions 3.4 percent between 2011 and 2012, says a report published by the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance. Buildings also reduced their energy consumption by … Read more »

Environmental Studies ‘Critical’ to Property Purchases

Conducting thorough due diligence on a property’s former use and any environmental issues it may face is both sensible risk management and critical to defense against lawsuits, according to John Beauchamp, environmental product head at insurance company Beazley. An All Appropriate Inquiry is the name given to such an environmental … Read more »

Survey: 80% of Real Estate Investors, Managers Have Sustainability Strategy

Survey: 80% of Real Estate Investors, Managers Have Sustainability Strategy

Real estate investors and managers are sharpening their focus on sustainability issues with 60 percent collecting and reporting energy consumption data in 2012, nearly double from last year, according to results from the 2012 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark survey. The 2012 GRESB Survey, which includes data from 450 property … Read more »

Demystifying Green Real Estate Development

If you’re like most small- to mid-size real estate developers, the idea of going green and sustainable is intriguing, almost sexy at times. But then a fear begins to grow like algae in the back of your mind: additional expenses, hidden costs, dealing with consultants, engineers and green experts. Then … Read more »

Sustainability in Real Estate – The Road Ahead in 2012

This past year has been marked by corporate and commercial real estate leaders who have increasingly embraced the principles of sustainability to reduce operating expenses, enhance enterprise value and align real estate/facility portfolios with their organization’s goals of financial performance and environmental excellence. In 2011, the challenge for executives did … Read more »