Climate crisis news
Student digs are going green
2023-05-31T00:00:00+01:00By Madeleine Knight, Andrew Hillier
ESG has become a key consideration in developments.
Q&A: BRE aims to align in-use and built-in carbon measures
2023-05-31T00:00:00+01:00By Lewis Berrill
Senior product manager Jennifer Dudley discusses the latest update to the BREEAM sustainability standard.
Savills’ Richard Rees on why delivering energy infrastructure is increasingly important
2023-05-30T06:00:00+01:00By Richard Rees
A strong national infrastructure system has many facets, from providing comprehensive education, social care and healthcare to keep people happy and healthy through to delivering roads, water and energy to support the functioning of society and economic growth.
Savills calls for lenders to be ‘bold’ in helping unviable assets towards net zero
2023-05-25T11:57:00+01:00By Stephanie Denton
Lenders have been urged to take control of commercial assets to aid environmental refurbishments in the secondary markets as prime assets look set to leave them behind
Consultation opens on major update to BREEAM sustainability assessment
2023-05-24T08:01:00+01:00By Lewis Berrill
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has launched a consultation on a major update to its sustainability assessment method, BREEAM.
Sustainability drives global demand for greener offices
ESG-led schemes now command a premium of between 25% and 35% over other real estate investments
GPE launches new sustainability brief
2023-05-15T09:52:00+01:00By David Parsley
Great Portland Estates has launched a new sustainability programme to cover its entire portfolio.
Cala buys timber frame firm Taylor Lane in sustainability drive
2023-05-05T09:45:00+01:00By Lawrie Holmes
Housebuilder Cala Group has acquired timber frame construction specialist Taylor Lane Timber Frame for an undisclosed amount.
UKGBC mobilises 70 industry experts for embodied carbon emission drive
2023-05-04T15:24:00+01:00By Lawrie Holmes
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has created a task group of over 70 experts including developers, suppliers and academia to overcome the challenge of limited accurate and consistent measurement and reporting of embodied carbon.
Ports up their green credentials
Shipping set to play bigger role as UK reduces reliance on air and road freight.
Taylor Wessing re-signs for Landsec’s City of London HQ
2023-04-28T09:51:00+01:00By Jamie Bennett-Ness
Landsec has agreed a renewed lease with international law firm Taylor Wessing for 175,000 sq ft of office space at 5 New Street Square, which will also see the City of London building extensively refurbished.
‘Huge leap’ for NABERS energy ratings for office tenants and owners
2023-04-20T15:35:00+01:00By Jamie Bennett-Ness
The NABERS UK system has been expanded to offer both office owners and occupiers the ability to rate the energy-efficiency of their spaces in a major boost for the scheme’s “inclusivity”.
Collaboration key in decarbonisation
2023-04-20T00:00:00+01:00By John Macdonald Brown
Editor: I read with interest your recent article ‘Industry urges lease shake-up’ and wholeheartedly agree that urgent action is needed to make renting commercial property easier and cheaper.
Charging drive is vital for EV uptake
2023-04-13T00:00:00+01:00By Joshua Bond
The government’s recent commitment to £380m of investment in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure as part of its net zero policy package is a welcome shift in focus. But let’s not kid ourselves that this is enough to power an EV revolution. Without a widespread upgrade of the country’s charging ...
Big regional variations in assets below legal-to-let EPC rating
2023-04-05T00:00:00+01:00By Madeleine Knight
Around 12% of English and Welsh commercial properties fall below Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) band ‘E’, making them (with some exemptions) unlawful to let under new rules that came into effect on 1 April, but the proportion of properties rated ‘F’ and ‘G’ varies greatly across the country, according to ...