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embodied carbon

How the Building Sector Can Tackle Embodied Carbon

The UK Green Building Council has published a guide for building owners and managers to make the built environment more resource efficient. With support from The Crown Estate, the guide, Tackling embodied carbon in buildings, is intended to address the need for new drivers for action on embodied carbon from … Read more »

green infrastructure

UKGBC: Green Infrastructure Increases Property Value, Reduces Building Maintenance Costs

Green infrastructure — natural and semi-natural features ranging from street trees and roof gardens, to parks and woodlands — offers several business opportunities including a potential increase in land and property values, according to a UK Green Building Council report. Aimed primarily at property developers and clients, the report, Demystifying … Read more »

Julie Hirigoyen

Environmental Executive Moves: Green Building Council, Nuverra, WRI, BioAmber

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. UK Green Building Council: The green building nonprofit has appointed Julie Hirigoyen (pictured) as its new chief executive. Hirigoyen is currently UK head of sustainability for international property consultants JLL. Nuverra Environmental Solutions: The environmental services company has … Read more »

Construction, Property Managers Urge Climate Change Action

Construction and property management executives from 18 firms have signed a UK Green Building Council open letter urging the British government to step up its action to slow climate change. The letter, published in the Daily Telegraph, says climate change policy will “open up opportunities for businesses both at home … Read more »

Business, UK Government Pledge to Cut Carbon in Infrastructure

London Heathrow Airport, construction group Skanska and energy company National Grid are among the businesses that have signed on to a joint industry and UK government initiative that aims to reduce carbon in infrastructure, which the government says could save as much as 24 million metric tons of carbon and … Read more »

Philips, BofA Urge Climate Change Risk Commission

Philips, BofA Urge Climate Change Risk Commission

Philips, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Marks & Spencer are among 46 organizations to sign a statement asking the UK government to evaluate the risks of resource insecurity and climate change on economic growth. The statement, organized by the Aldersgate Group, was sent with a letter to Dr. Steven … Read more »