Buildings, and associated emissions, contribute nearly 40% of all carbon emissions globally, creating mounting pressure on real estate to provide a green path forward.
Whilst the industry can do a great deal to improve sustainability by improving building materials and processes during development, improving in-use building performance is critical. This requires a collective commitment.
Topic four of ‘If The Walls Could Talk’ discusses the importance of sustainability within real estate and its link to ESG, which changes generate the highest impact and answers questions around common challenges around procuring technologies to optimize in-building operating regimes.
We discuss the benefits of sustainable assets to investors and asset value, which investments have the biggest impact on ESG goals and reallocating capital to make buildings more sustainable in line with government taxes.