Sustainability v2.0

Chinyelu Oranefo looks at sustainability trends, regulations and finance in real estate.

The sustainability theme in the real estate industry is not a new one. Some might trace it back to the introduction of BREEAM standards in the 1990s, but perhaps most of us became aware of this as a sector issue following the implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007, soon followed by the introduction of green leases. In any case, it’s a theme that requires consideration in all phases of the real estate lifecycle.

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