Planning for Net Zero: Getting Started
Net Zero has come into focus in 2020 as the key sustainability objective for many Commercial Real Estate organizations, even with the backdrop of COVID-19 and related economic uncertainties. The reason is clear, with the UK’s commitment to Net-Zero by 2050, this theory has 30 years to become a reality. The sweeping changes required for […]Read more
TCFD: A framework to communicate and mitigate climate risks
The TCFD recommendations have been backed by over 250 businesses worldwide, representing more than $6.5 trillion in market capitalization.
Investors use disclosures as an insight into their investments over the long-term and to mitigate risk clusters within their portfolios.
The race to Net Zero
Global focus has shifted significantly towards climate change and the actions that governments, businesses and individuals are taking to mitigate its impacts. The term “net zero” specifically, has generated tangible traction. For the real estate industry, a driving force to transition towards net zero has been the World Green Building Council (WGBC) and their Advancing Net Zero (ANZ) project which first launched in June 2016.Read more
Science Based Targets vs. Net Zero: what’s the difference? Why do they matter?
Real Estate companies and investors have a clear responsibility in helping transition to a low-carbon economy. But what is the best approach to address this challenge…?Read more
2019: the Breakthrough Year for Smart Buildings?
Smart buildings and smart cities have been at the forefront of sustainability discussions for much of the past decade, but they have always felt like a vision of the future. During this time we’ve increased the amount of technology in our buildings, and have now arrived at the time of The Internet of Things where […]Read more
For Landlords, Active Management of Well-being in Existing Buildings Means a Focus on Indoor Air Quality and Thermal Comfort
Well-being is a large and complex space and its arrival as a key issue for landlords was both slow to come and quick to arrive. However, what is becoming clear is that, for building owners, how buildings promote well-being is quickly emerging as a core part of their customer service narrative. But how should they […]Read more
Rising to the Net Neutral Challenge
Real estate professionals have been issued a challenge: zero out the net greenhouse gas emissions and energy usage of the built environment.Read more
PropTech’s opportunity for advancing health and wellbeing in the workplace
The smart building aspects of PropTech have great potential to vastly improve the performance of buildings. Sensors and data, driven from smart buildings will provide the granularity of insight to support new and innovative approaches how buildings operate. Carbon Credentials believes that one of the big opportunities that come from smart building PropTech improvements, is […]Read more
How to develop leadership in ESG management and reporting within the Commercial Real Estate sector
Bloomberg recently reported that in 2017, across all industries, twice as many funds with an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment strategy were created compared to 2014. The flow of capital to environmentally and socially conscious companies is ramping up. On top of that we are also seeing investors divest support for companies that are […]Read more
Case Study: Winning formula: Collaborative Asset Performance Programme at 2 Cavendish Square
This article is part of a series of selected ESG case studies submitted by participants in the 2017 GRESB Real Estate Assessment. “The next step in active property management: digging into the BMS and engaging with occupiers and technical teams to fine tune property management” Purpose of the project 2 Cavendish Square compared poorly to […]Read more
Case Study: Royal Victoria Place Energy Management
This article is part of a series of selected ESG case studies submitted by participants in the 2017 GRESB Real Estate Assessment. “There is always more we can do to improve a building energy performance, it is about the commitment of the managers, engagement with tenants, and seeking every little improvement.” Purpose of the project […]Read more
Case Study: CAPP at The Corn Exchange
This article is part of a series of selected ESG case studies submitted by participants in the 2017 GRESB Real Estate Assessment. “The Corn Exchange was selected for this project due to its significant level of electricity consumption, amongst the highest in the AIPT portfolio. Through granular data capture, detailed analysis and collaboration we are […]Read more
IPUT’S Tenant Engagement Programme
IPUT & Sustainability IPUT’s core objective is to generate consistent income returns for shareholders through the active management of their portfolio in Dublin. While IPUT has only recently explicitly talked about “sustainability”, the narrative of “good building management” has been a cornerstone of IPUT’s 50 year history. The large overlap between long term management of […]Read more
Whose Carbon Is It?
Companies are increasingly asked by their investors to report on their greenhouse gas emissions either in their mainstream financial reports or through sustainability reporting frameworks such as CDP and GRESB.Read more
Carbon Credentials – Data Management and Reporting
“Carbon Credentials works with a number of market leading real estate organisations in the UK including Hermes Real Estate, The Crown Estate, and Aviva Investors to drive value out of sustainability data. We believe that reporting to GRESB provides companies with a framework for continual improvement of sustainability performance. Working with our property sector clients […]Read more