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  • COP22: a big day for buildings

    COP22: a big day for buildings

    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.

  • Common standards, common good

    Common standards, common good

    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.

  • Why we were at COP21
    Sustainability

    Why we were at COP21

    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.

  • Climate refugees, stress and paradigm shifts
    Land use

    Climate refugees, stress and paradigm shifts

    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.

  •  RICS seminar aims to shed light on valuation of solar installations
    Valuation

    RICS seminar aims to shed light on valuation of solar installations

    RICS Tri-State Chapter sponsors January 15 event in Manhattan.

  • What is the Paris Agreement?
    Sustainability

    What is the Paris Agreement?

    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.

  • Why are measurement, data and accountability so important?
    Measurement

    Why are measurement, data and accountability so important?

    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.