This report from the UK on the economic financial and environmental impacts of energy retrofit published in October 2014 has undertaken detailed modelling. It concludes that the economic case for making energy efficiency of the UK housing stock a national infrastructure priority is strong. It provides more evidence that a multiple of any expenditure on Government incentives and […]
Franz Fuerst Paper Energy Efficiency of Buildings: A New Challenge for Urban Models Professor Franz Fuerst of the University of Cambridge presented his paper at the Better Building conference in 2013 on how the overall energy consumption of households is related to the location and proposed the IRPUD model for assessing the connection. This paper is […]
Why pension funds and investors are seeking information on sustainability. Miles Keeping Head of Responsible Property Investment, Deloitte Real Estate, United Kingdom speaking at European Network and European Commission conference on the development of the EU Framework for Sustainable Assessment.
Presentation on Swedish real estate investment company Vasakronan’s on their journey towards deep green, including reaching climate neutrality
Representatives from DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission speaking at the conference organised by the European regional network on the development of the Framework for Sustainable Assessment.
The European Commission has recently published proposed EU Green Public Procurement criteria for office buildings for consultation in December 20014. These documents can be downloaded here: http://susproc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/buildings/stakeholders.html Green Public Procurement (GPP) is a voluntary instrument. This document provides the EU GPP criteriadeveloped for the product group “office buildings”. It is supported by a Guidance document that provides […]
Evert Schut Senior advisor to the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment’s presentation at the Better Building Conference in 2014 on Greening concrete in the Netherlands.
Chris Rogers of Point 32 presents a case study of the Bullitt Centre in Seattle and how it realised The Living Building Challenge, the world's most rigorous construction standard.
Piet Eichholz of the University of Maastrict discusses the research into financial performance of Green buildings, and the net benefit of building green and how companies with green portfolios have lower risk. He discusses how pension funds can now assess the risk of these portfolios and the use of Green bonds.
Irish Green Building Council members and other stakeholders set out why they consider the development of long term Renovation roadmaps as required by Article 4 of the Energy efficiency directive to be so important
The Next Chapter for Green Building, presents overwhelming evidence that office design significantly impacts the health, wellbeing and productivity of staff.