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Green building dominates global construction market

Posted on 15 November 2012 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

Green building practices and technologies are fast becoming the norm within the global construction industry, according to a major new survey released this week.
The poll, which was undertaken by construction services firm McGraw-Hill Construction and produced in partnership with engineering giant United Technologies and the World Green Building Council, found 63 per cent of the architects, property owners, and construction firms surveyed have green commercial building projects planned for the next three years, while half have green renovation projects planned………………………………………..Full Article: Source

UK listed companies outperform on green reporting

Posted on 10 September 2012 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

European listed property companies are outperforming their non-listed peers on sustainability reporting with UK-based firms leading the way. The star performers in the latest Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Survey comprise a relatively large number of small companies including residential specialist The Unite Group and storage firm Big Yellow.
Land Securities also features prominently in the category for diversified companies………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Colliers: Green building certifications are becoming common

Posted on 28 August 2012 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

Since 2009, the number of newly-built office buildings in Budapest has decreased significantly. However, a trend has emerged where new real estate projects are seeking green certifications and recognition for achieving high development standards by reducing a building’s footprint and environmental impact.
“Budapest has also increased its number of existing certified buildings and buildings currently under assessment for certification. It is estimated that there is 240,000 m² of environmentally friendly office space in Budapest………………………………………..Full Article: Source

South Africa: Green becomes developers’ color of choice

Posted on 06 June 2012 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

Facing skyrocketing energy costs and the introduction of one of the world’s first carbon taxes, South African real-estate developers are ramping up efforts to develop energy-efficient buildings—from modern office towers to housing for the poor.
For several years, South Africa has been a leader on the continent in the development of so-called “green” buildings that use cutting-edge materials, technology and construction techniques, to minimize energy use………………………………………..Full Article: Source

UK: Green building rules could ’strangle’ property market

Posted on 07 May 2012 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

Government plans to impose ‘green’ regulations on new homes could add tens of thousands of pounds to construction costs and “strangle” the housebuilding market, ministers have been told.
The blunt warning from Linden Homes, the housebuilding division of Galliford Try, is just one of a barrage of policy criticisms submitted last month to a government consultation on new Building Regulations………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Green office space in CEE and SEE set to grow: JLL

Posted on 08 March 2012 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

The trend towards more sustainable office development in Central and Southeastern Europe is gaining ground, according to new research presented at Mipim by Jones Lang LaSalle.
Over 500,000 m2 of office space under construction in CEE and SEE is at various stages of application for green certification, demonstrating that the trend is now becoming the norm for future developments, JLL said………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Singapore goes green

Posted on 27 September 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

Singapore is looking to lead by example in the Asia-Pacific region, to mitigate the worsening impact of built-up space on climate change. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) over a third of the energy related to green house gas emissions is connected with buildings.
Singapore has set for itself a goal of making 80 per cent of its 210 million square metres of built-up space meet Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) green building norms by 2030 which will mean a significant reduction in energy consumption and therefore emissions……………………………………….Full Article: Source

World’s first solar building exporting power shelved by Abu Dhabi’s Masdar

Posted on 19 September 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

Masdar shelved plans for the world’s first building that makes more energy than it consumes, a year after the financial crisis forced the Abu Dhabi company to step back from setting up the first carbon-neutral city.

The Abu Dhabi state-owned company said it’s evaluating a different design for its headquarters than the one selected in 2008 from Chicago-based Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture for a 100,000 square-meter (1.1 million square-foot) structure equipped with enough solar panels to cover four soccer fields……………………………………….Full Article: Source

Up to 700 million ft² of commercial floorspace to undergo energy efficiency overhaul by 2018

Posted on 01 September 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

Savills has estimated that 700 million ft² (approx. 65 million m²) of commercial floor space may need to undergo an energy efficiency overhaul by 2018.
This is according to its latest ‘Opportunities in Green’ report in which the international real estate advisor explores the impact of Private Rented Sector regulations which form part of the 2011 revised Energy Bill……………………………………….Full Article: Source

Czech real estate going green

Posted on 29 July 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

A roundtable of green building experts discuss the role of occupier demand in Czech sustainability and puncture a few industry myths. The relocation of PricewaterhouseCoopers Czech Republic to almost 12,000 sqm in Skanska’s City Green Court office building in Pankrác – Prague 4, the Czech Republic’s first property to obtain ecological Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum pre-certification, indicates the growing significance of sustainability on the Czech real estate market.
Czech Position sat down with some of the leading green building specialists in Prague to discuss a range of key issues facing the real estate industry in its efforts to become greener……………………………………….Full Article: Source

Green buildings rapidly gain market share among Viennese offices

Posted on 21 July 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

Environmental credentials and energy efficiency are influencing property decisions increasingly, according Austrian estate agent EHL Immobilien.
An analysis by the estate agent found that offices in Vienna that performed above average in those criteria were significantly more in demand and had lower vacancy rates than similar properties that were less sustainable in 2010 and particularly in the first half of 2011……………………………………….Full Article: Source

First green shopping center in SE Europe

Posted on 04 July 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

Croatian developer Tulipan Group is developing a shopping center project in the geographical center of the city of Split, the second largest town in Croatia. The Mall of Split shopping center is a part of a brownfield mixed-use project.
The demolition of existing buildings, material recycling and excavation works, using the LEED standard, started in Q4 2010. Stipic Grupa d.o.o. was selected for these works after winning a pre-qualification and tender process. Mall of Split is due to be completed by the end of 2012……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Savills: Green offices become standard as take up triples in Germany

Posted on 04 July 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

Savills’ latest green office bulletin reports that in both leasing and investment market demand for ‘green’ office space has risen significantly over recent years.
The annual take-up of ‘green’ office space in the top five German markets (Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich) has tripled from approximately 50,000 m² on average between 2005 and 2008 to 150,000 m² in 2009/2010……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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UK outlines zero-carbon plan, property industry consultation

Posted on 24 June 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

The UK government is to set up a board including property industry representatives to hammer out agreement ahead of a ‘carbon plan’ to be published later this year.
Business minister Mark Prisk and government chief construction adviser Paul Morrell will represents the government on the new board………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Australia: Green buildings reap returns

Posted on 15 June 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

Commercial office buildings with ”green” energy ratings are consistently generating better returns than traditional offices, according to a new survey. However, new ”green” buildings performed better than refurbished older buildings.

The IPD Green Property Index shows commercial property assets with Green Star or high NABERS energy ratings continue to outperform non-rated assets. NABERS - the National Australian Built Environment Rating System - is the environmental performance-based rating system for existing buildings……………………………………….Full Article: Source

UK: Property bosses want energy efficiency displayed

Posted on 11 May 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

A collection of Britain’s leading property bosses have called on David Cameron to force all commercial landlords to publish the energy efficiency of their buildings.
In a letter to the Prime Minister signed by the chief executives of British Land, Land Securities, and Hammerson, the property industry warns that without a “level playing field” the green credentials of buildings will never be improved……………………………………….Full Article: Source

Real estate managers reaping rewards from going green

Posted on 03 May 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

Real estate managers are going green for environmental reasons, and are reaping the benefits through lower costs and higher returns.
Much of the funding for measures to make real estate portfolios more environmentally friendly withered during the economic crisis, as real estate managers needed money to help cover their debt and maintain their properties. But that changed when they saw the financial rewards of reduced operating expenses and higher returns from energy conservation……………………………………….Full Article: Source

Moscow: Green housing market

Posted on 26 April 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

Following a year of wildfires and ecological disaster, Moscow may not seem like the World’s greenest city – but ecological homes are on the way.
Growing reports about dangerous construction materials such as asbestos causing severe diseases have also increased awareness about living conditions……………………………………….Full Article: Source

Pension funds push ‘green’ real-estate investments

Posted on 31 March 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

Eleven of the world’s largest pension asset managers, representing $1.4 trillion in assets under management, and some of the leading real-estate industry associations have joined forces to create the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).

The GRESB Foundation will do a yearly survey to scrutinize the sustainability of fund managers in the real-estate industry. The goal is to simultaneously create shareholder value and reduce the sector’s substantial carbon footprint, by creating more transparency in the environmental sustainability of real-estate investment managers………………………………………Full Article: Source

Europe: Green Rating Alliance launches environmental property tool

Posted on 29 March 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

Institutional real estate investors and fund managers in Europe have pooled their resources to launch an association and benchmarking platform to improve the environmental performance of existing buildings.

The Green Rating Alliance was launched by some of Europe’s leading real estate investment players, including AEW Europe, Allianz Real Estate, AXA Real Estate, GE Capital Real Estate Europe, ING Real Estate Investment Management, KanAm Grund and LaSalle Investment Management…………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Green office building boom in Asia?

Posted on 24 March 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

Asia may go through a boom in construction of green commercial buildings as demand for ecologically friendly office space grows, a global commercial real estate association has predicted.
“A lot more companies are looking for green space, and Asia is growing, with more multinational corporations coming here,” said Michael Zamora, CoreNet Global board member and vice-president of communications in Asia, according to The South China Morning Post……………………………………….Full Article: Source

Japan’s tragedy: Global ecological uncertainty

Posted on 21 March 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

U.S. based Conservation International’s (CI) Director of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Policy, Lina Barrera revealed CI’s support of a proposal characterized as literally saving life on earth during the coming decade, while there might still be enough time.
Japan herself is one of 35 terrestrial hotspots in the world, a region of the planet containing huge arrays of biodiversity found nowhere else that are under threat from humans……………………………………….Full Article: Source

US green building initiative may boost commercial property industry

Posted on 17 March 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Ibtimes.com: Active property investors might want to pay close attention to a renewed interest in “green” real estate investment trusts, also known as REITs. With the recently announced Better Buildings Initiative, President Obama has pledged new tax incentives and financial products to encourage these asset portfolio companies to retrofit the existing stock of commercial properties.
If these national and local policy efforts begin to work as intended, REITs should be among the first to react……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Malaysian green building boom must be driven by market demand

Posted on 04 March 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Property-report.com: Development of green buildings in Malaysia has gained momentum but demand must be driven by the market, Malaysia’s Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (REHDA) president Datuk Michael Yam said recently.

Developers shouldn’t just make their buildings green because it’s trendy, he said…………………………………….Full Article: Source

RICS: Economics of green building

Posted on 24 February 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Europe-re.com: Sustainable real estate investors can operate profitably even in times of financial constraints and they may be better placed in future-proofing their assets than their less forward-thinking peers, says the latest research published by RICS.
The study found that green office buildings in the US performed better during the economic downturn of 2008 and 2009 than their comparable non-green high quality property investments………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Will building green homes help the housing market?

Posted on 17 February 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From WSJ: These are still tough days for the U.S. housing market. Prices continue to fall, even as the country slowly emerges from recession. Last year was the worst year on record for new home sales, according to the Commerce Department. But even in this climate, builders are striving to be innovative.
On Tuesday, the WSJ’s Robbie Whelan interviewed Jeffrey Mezger, chief executive of KB Home. The company just launched its Energy Performance Guide system, which is sort of like the miles-per-gallon rating used by the auto industry, only for houses……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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More companies say they will pay extra for green leased space

Posted on 10 February 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Europe-re.com: Companies that occupy office space around the world consider sustainability a key factor in their space occupancy plans, and half of corporate real estate executives say they will pay extra for space in green buildings, according to the fourth annual Sustainability Survey conducted by CoreNet Global and Jones Lang LaSalle.
Conducted in the fourth quarter of 2010, the survey results reveal a corporate real estate industry in the process of reconciling the focus on reducing environmental impacts of buildings with the need to control costs and support corporate financial performance……………………………………….Full Article: Source

Survey: Tenants step up demand for green offices

Posted on 08 February 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Guardian: Sustainability is now a “front and centre” issue for tenants choosing office space, according to a major new survey of real estate professionals.
More than 600 real estate experts were polled last year for the eighth Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2011 report, published last week by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the majority described sustainability issues as “unavoidable” for the sector……………………………………….Full Article: Source

Sustainable buildings: Investors lack clear evaluation criteria says Union Investment

Posted on 03 February 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Europe-re.com: Assessing the sustainability of buildings is still problematic for investors, although a growing number of them now systematically collect metrics on their existing properties. Professional investors also largely agree on which KPIs are needed to evaluate ecological sustainability.
However, there is a lack of clear evaluation criteria for sustainable buildings at European level. That is the finding of a study by Union Investment Real Estate, who commissioned market research institute Ipsos to interview 174 European property investors……………………………………….Full Article: Source

Green commercial property market ‘growing in Emerging Asia’

Posted on 25 January 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Commercialfinancegroup.co.uk: The green property sector is becoming increasingly prominent in Emerging Asia, a report has shown. The sustainable commercial property sector is growing in Emerging Asia, according to a report.
Earlier this week, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) released results from its Global Property Sustainability survey for the third quarter of 2010……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Emerging Asia leads in ‘green’ solutions

Posted on 19 January 2011 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Europe-re.com: Emerging Asia leads the world in the implementation of sustainable real estate solutions finds the Q3 2010 RICS Global Property Sustainability Survey, published today, January 19, 2011.
The region ranked first across many property sectors and occupier types in this quarter’s survey, with agents reporting the highest rises in demand for sustainable real estate solutions in the government, bank and commodity sectors. Agents also report that both large and small occupiers have increased their demand Q3 2010 over Q1 2010……………………………………….Full Article: Source

Commercial office tenants want green - survey

Posted on 13 December 2010 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Propertyeu.info: Green building initiatives are a key influencer when tenants decide to sign a commercial real estate lease, according to a survey by GE Capital Real Estate. The survey, conducted over the past year, included more than 2,220 office tenants in the US, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, the UK, Spain and Japan. An average of 50% of those polled say green building initiatives are a high priority.
Japan (59%), Canada (52%) and Sweden (52%) placed the greatest importance on green building practices, compared with only 43% in the US, the lowest of the countries surveyed……………………………………….Full Article: Source

RICS shows the impact of energy labels in the Dutch housing market

Posted on 06 December 2010 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Europe-re.com: Energy performance certificates not only provide citizens with accurate information on their homes’ energy savings, but they also have a clear impact on homes value, showing a green premium of 2.8% in the Dutch housing market, according to the latest research commissioned by RICS.
With this study, RICS provides one of the first evidences to demonstrate that homebuyers are willing to pay more for homes that have been labeled as more energy efficient in the European residential market……………………………………….Full Article: Source

Sustainability climbs agenda of European corporates: C&W

Posted on 19 October 2010 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Propertyeu.info: Sustainability is climbing up the business agenda, a survey of board directors in charge of location for the 500 largest companies in Europe carried out by property adviser Cushman & Wakefield reveals.
More than two-thirds (69%) of companies consider sustainability to be either important, very important or fundamental issues for their business. Of the countries in which these companies are located, Spain placed lowest with 54%……………………………………….Full Article: Source

Green buildings grab market share in Germany

Posted on 11 October 2010 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Propertyeu.info: Green buildings are becoming increasingly important in the five major German office markets Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich, according to international real estate advisor Savills. Throughout the first half of 2010 leases totalling approximately 144,000 m2 were concluded on green buildings in the five cities, equating to a share of 14% of the total letting volume transacted.
By comparison, the full-year for 2009 came to 162,000 m2, representinging 8% of total take-up…………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Leading European players join forces in green alliance

Posted on 07 October 2010 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Propertyeu.info: Twenty leading European property companies are joining forces in the International Sustainability Alliance (ISA), aimed at creating the world’s biggest environmental property database.
Jaap Gillis, Co-Chair of ISA and Chief Operating Officer of Redevco said ISA already represents a growing proportion of Europe’s commercial real estate players, operating or occupying around 150 million m2 of floor space, with a capital value in excess of EUR 150 mln……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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ING REIM to launch green European Office Fund

Posted on 05 October 2010 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Propertyeu.info: ING Real Estate Investment Management, one of the world’s largest asset managers, is working on a European fund for sustainable offices. It will not be the only green fund but its size and approach will make it different, Leo Weidenaar, managing director of the European Office Fund, said in an interview with PropertyEU during Expo Real in Munich.
The biggest problem is obtaining suitable product, Weidenaar said. There are too few developers with buildings that will be ahead of European environmental laws in five to ten years……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Vietnam: Eco real estate projects booming but lack standard

Posted on 04 October 2010 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Property-report.com: Eco friendly resort developments are of increasing popularity in the Vietnam real estate market. Yet as a new concept locally, no particular standards have been established and concerns have arisen that property investors may be provided with false information.
With ‘greenwash’ a common concern in western markets, projects in Vietnam labeled as green could in reality have very few environmentally friendly attributes……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Australia: Green shoots begin to emerge as property sector picks up

Posted on 04 October 2010 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Smh.com.au: Australians investing in the $294 billion listed and unlisted property sector have been to hell and back in the past couple of years as property values plummeted, debt levels ballooned, returns crashed and in the case of listed property trusts share prices fell up to 80 per cent.
But as the economy rebounds, the sharemarket rallies and self-funded retirees, super funds and retail investors move out of cash, property is on the comeback trail, and analysts, consultants and many property fund managers are spreading the gospel that asset valuations have bottomed and property is once again a defensive investment class……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Europe: Property market should brace for carbon legislation: IPD

Posted on 21 September 2010 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Propertyeu.info: European and UK governments will likely resort to legislation to decrease the commercial property sector’s carbon footprint to meet the 20% target reduction in carbon emissions by 2020, delegates at last week’s IPD Environment Briefing were told.
Speaking at the breakfast seminar to mark the launch of the second edition of the IPD Environment Code, Paul McNamara, head of Property Research at Prupim told delegates: ‘On the risk of the impending government legislation, at the UK and European level, politicians are frustrated that the “low hanging fruit” in the real estate sector is not being picked……………………………………….Full Article: Source

US: Green building takes off in real estate slump

Posted on 09 September 2010 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Usatoday.com: Green building remains the bright spot in an otherwise dull U.S. real estate market as companies and homeowners look to lower utility bills. It now accounts for nearly one-third of new U.S. construction, up from 2% in 2005, according to a report aired Tuesday by NPR, which cites industry data from McGraw-Hill Construction.
The story attributes much of that success to the private U.S. Green Building Council, begun in 1993……………………………………….Full Article: Source

UK: CRC - A guide for landlords and tenants

Posted on 07 September 2010 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

RICS as a member of the Green Property Alliance has contributed to a revised guide for landlords and tenants on the implications of the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme.
The carbon footprint of buildings is the source of just under 50% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK (according to the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG))……………………………………….Full Press Release: Source

Epra pushes for common sustainability reporting standards

Posted on 03 September 2010 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Propertyeu.info: The European Public Real Estate Association (Epra) has launched a new drive to establish common standards in sustainability reporting for listed real estate companies across Europe.
Speaking on the first day of Epra’s annual conference in Amsterdam, Gareth Lewis, Epra director of finance, said that the aim is to extend the association’s Best Practices Recommendations (BPRs) to sustainability reporting in the same way that its financial reporting BPRs have become the benchmark for transparency for property firms and investors……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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The growth of green in Vietnam’s property sector

Posted on 19 August 2010 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Property-report.com: Residential developments located close to nature and with million dollar price tags have become a growing trend in Vietnam’s property market. Nha Trang and Da Lat cities, which are renowned for private beaches and natural pine forests respectively, are proof to this.
The seaside city of Nha Trang has been very successful in attracting buyers for luxury resort projects while Da Lat has welcomed many visitors since a number of resort villa projects were launched recently……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Investing in green-building real-estate companies becoming more viable

Posted on 18 August 2010 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From WSJ: Not everyone who believes in the future of green buildings can build one themselves, but investing in real estate companies that share this conviction is an increasingly viable option.
Real estate companies and real estate investment trusts have been boosting the environmentally friendly credentials of their buildings, often turning to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system……………………………………….Full Article: Source

Europe: Investor interest in sustainable buildings remains high: survey

Posted on 21 July 2010 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Propertyeu.info: Sustainable buildings are likely to account for a much higher proportion of professional European investment portfolios in the medium term as investors increasingly recognise that sustainability makes financial sense.
Besides developing new green buildings, refurbishing existing buildings with a strong focus on sustainability is an emerging trend. These are among the key findings of Union Investment’s Property Investment in Europe study, which polled 185 decision-makers at property companies and institutional investment companies in Germany, France and the UK……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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ME: Green property market ‘viable within 2-3 years’

Posted on 08 July 2010 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Cityscapeintelligence.com: Green real estate could be feasible within the next couple of years according to a leading Middle Eastern property consultant. The Landmark Advisory released the results of its first green building survey which assessed the attitudes of investors and stakeholders on the feasibility of developing and selling green buildings in the UAE.
The survey was conducted in conjunction with Cityscape Intelligence and sampled 241 responses from institutional stakeholders such as: developers, investors, property managers, and analysts……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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World’s most sustainable building to be built in Wuhan, China by Dutch companies

Posted on 22 June 2010 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Europe-re.com: Grontmij, in collaboration with Soeters Van Eldonk architects, has won an international design competition to become lead designer for the Wuhan New Energy Centre. The centre is a research institute in the field of new energy sources and sustainability in Wuhan, China.
On completion, the innovative building, Wuhan Energy Flower, will be guaranteed the most senior Three-star Award in the China Green Building Evaluation System and will also be the first office building in the world to meet receive the BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ accreditation in the BRE’s International classification…………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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88pct of the Middle Eastern professionals vote for greener

Posted on 16 June 2010 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

A large majority of professionals in the region wish to witness a shift towards greener offices in their workplace, revealed a recent poll conducted by Bayt.com, the Middle East’s number one job site. The poll found that an astonishing 88% of employees would prefer to work in greener offices, while only 10% said that it did not really matter to them.
The “Green offices in the Middle East” poll was conducted in order to assess the significance of environmental friendliness for companies operating in the Middle East. It also examined the environmentally friendly practices that are currently being put to use by employers and explored employee attitudes towards initiating greener offices in the region………………………………………….Full Press Release: Source

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ISA calls for single pan-European sustainability standard

Posted on 07 June 2010 by Laxman  |  Email |Print

From Propertyeu.info: The International Sustainability Alliance (ISA) has called for a single pan-European standard for the real estate sector. ISA co-chair elect Jaap Gillis said: ‘There should be one standard, one benchmark for Europe’.
The ISA, Gillis said, is the perfect platform as it brings together leading players from across the property industry…………………………………………Full Article: Source

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