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06 Apr 2017
To operate successfully, multinational companies are no longer just about profits; society demands they are transparent, ethical and, above all, responsible. Sustainability is a key consideration for many of these companies, not just because of their corporate responsibility remit, but also because making buildings more efficient makes for better business.
Mike Swain, 23 Nov 2017
Three familiar themes emerged from the RICS Telecoms conference 2017 – connectivity, community and collaboration. Mike Swain, Editor of the Land Journal reports.
Ursula Hartenberger, 25 Oct 2016
COP22, which will be held between 7–18 November in Marrakech, will once again play host to Buildings Day (10 November), and this time it's all about showing progress.
Fiona Mannix, 24 Apr 2018
RICS and the ICF (Institute of Chartered Foresters) were delighted to work together on their “Creating Value from Woodlands” event which took place in Oxford on the 17 April.
Ursula Hartenberger, 25 Apr 2018
How we are turning SDGs into action.
Martin McAuley, 03 May 2018
The government has committed to ensuring that everyone in the UK will have access to universal high-speed broadband through a Universal Service Obligation.
Our sector is complex. It has many stakeholders with different interests and needs and we often find that there is disconnect between delivery and operation as developers may not have a direct connection with end-users. This fragmentation is a problem.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 19 Mar 2017
There can be no denying that climate change is real. Perhaps for those of us lucky enough to live in geographies that have avoided some of its more devastating impacts it can seem abstract, but for those parts of the world least able to deal with the effects, the consequences have been disastrous.
31 Oct 2016
The 21st Conference to the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change — or COP21 for short — was held in Paris last December. It hosted the historic signing of the "Paris Agreement", which, for the first time, saw all nations commit to address the effects of climate change.
25 Oct 2016
As stakeholder feedback and numerous studies have shown, Measurable, Reportable and Verifiable (MRV) information is pivotal to accelerating energy-efficiency in the construction and real estate and sector.
05 Jul 2017
Urbanisation is placing increasing demands on our most precious commodity: water. What can we do to staunch the flow before it runs out?
David Morgan, 26 Feb 2018
Welsh Government proposes new tax in bid to encourage development.
21 Feb 2018
Singapore has gone through a remarkable transformation from British colonial trading port 200 years ago, to first-world economy in little over 50 years. Now, with government setting its sights on the next frontier, award-winning architect, academic, author and TV presenter Jason Pomeroy explains what challenges Singapore may face as it plans to become the world’s first "smart nation".
18 Oct 2017
Lloyds Banking Group launched the first-of-its-kind initiative to support clients to reduce CO2 emissions from their real estate assets in March 2016. With the built environment responsible for almost 40% of energy consumption, as well as 36% of carbon emissions in the UK, incentivising and supporting green improvements for real estate clients is a priority area for Lloyds.
Ursula Hartenberger, 27 Oct 2017
In recognition of the crucial role the built environment plays in reducing carbon emissions, the buildings sector will enjoy high levels of visibility at this years 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23). The annual climate change conference convened by the United Nations aims to move forward the commitments made at COP21 under the Paris Agreement in 2015. COP23 takes place from 6 to 17 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 06 Nov 2017
As climate change exerts even more of malignant influence on rural livelihoods in the developing world, it really is time to consider how many of these affected nations will deal with what are essentially ‘internally displaced’ climate refugees. What measures can be used to alleviate some of the pressures on land and rapidly growing but unplanned urban environments?
01 Nov 2017
RICS has released its first professional statement requiring its members to follow requirements for conducting whole-life carbon assessments for construction projects.
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