Monthly Archives: October 2011

Measure sustainability of European retail and office properties

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Jiri Skopek
Energy and Sustainability Services, Canada

One of the highlights of the recent World Sustainable Building Conference SB11 in Helsinki was the presentation of initial findings of the Sustainable Investment in Real Estate project to measure the impact of sustainability on the financial performance of European retail and office properties.

S-I-R-E claims its project… Read More

Categories: Sustainability.

A long path to wishy-washy legislation?

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Anne-Sophie Blin
EMEA Upstream Sustainability Services

In a context of slow growth and increased competition, energy efficiency is probably the least of European governments’ priorities. However, I think that we are facing a structural change driven by market demand and increased transparency on assets’ energy efficiency performance.

Take the French Government who set about producing a… Read More

Categories: EMEA.

Sustainability reporting goes interactive

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Dan Probst
Energy and Sustainability Services

When I think of our Corporate Social Responsibility report, I’m usually thinking about the content—our initiatives in diversity and inclusion, community support, and of course the advances we’ve made in energy and sustainability. As someone who oversees the collection and analysis of some of the information… Read More

Sustainability’s many hats starts with reporting

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Parker White
Energy and Sustainability Services, Asia Pacific

Whether considering decisions in stagnant Western markets or dynamic markets across Asia Pacific, corporate real estate decision makers continue to increasingly prioritize sustainability. Though sustainability’s role in a real estate decision may vary greatly from Tokyo to Bangalore, an ever increasing number of managers are depending on sustainability… Read More

Categories: Asia Pacific.

Greenbuild brings cautiously optimistic messages

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Jiri Skopek
Energy and Sustainability Services, Canada

This year Toronto hosted the Greenbuild 2011 conference. I noticed throughout the event some cautiously optimistic messages. Thomas Friedman argued that the kind of change required to save the planet can be only achieved with a strong price signal, which, in turn, can only be achieved with the support… Read More

Categories: Sustainability.