Introducing EG's Sustainability hub

Real estate is one of the biggest contributors to global warming, representing around 40% of global carbon emissions, which means it is also an industry that has the biggest opportunity to make a difference.

EG is committed to shining a light on the most significant themes in real estate and the world in which we operate. Climate change and the need to adopt a more sustainable way of building and operating real estate is one of those significant themes.

Working with partners from across the real estate industry, EG is committed to sharing best practice, practical advice and key learnings on sustainability. We are also committed to working with the industry in collaboration to tackle the biggest issue facing the world today.

EG's Sustainability hub will provide the latest news and analysis on this critical issue, bringing together academics and experts in the field.

Find interviews, podcasts and exclusive previews inside some of the most cutting edge sustainable buildings in the UK and beyond that will enable you to join us on this journey to stop climate change.

Property and the climate crisis: how should real estate respond?

In this EG podcast, deputy editor Tim Burke is joined by guests working across the built environment to discuss the challenges of ensuring that new and old buildings alike are helping to address, rather than add to, the climate crisis – as well as what message the industry should take from growing voices of protest such as Extinction Rebellion.

Hope or fear? How the built environment needs to approach the climate challenge

Real estate’s role in helping to protect and/or destroy the planet is well known, but what action is being taken and what needs to be done next? Louise Ellison, head of sustainability at Hammerson, Ed Gabbitas, founder of EVORA Global, and Sarah Ratcliffe, chief executive of the Better Buildings Partnership discuss the issues.

EG Question Time: The Greta Thunberg effect at Manchester QT

On a panel of speakers including Manchester night-time economy adviser Sacha Lord, Get Living's Ian Gibbs and Savills’ James Evans, sat Emma Greenwood, Bury Youth MP, who provided a crucial view on how real estate affects young people. Listen in for a keynote from Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham, followed by a unique and inspiring QT debate.


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"It's BREEAM Excellent and WELL precertified Gold"

Geoff Harris, Nuveen head of development real estate for Europe, tells EG's Louise Dransfield why the firm pushed ahead with the project dubbed the "Can of Ham", and how the building meets its sustainability goals.

Take a look at Fen Court's rooftop garden

The 30,000 sq ft rooftop garden at Fen Court, EC3, opened to the public on 15 February this year. Designed by Eric Parry Architects, the garden strikes a much-needed balance between corporate interest and public gain.