There is a misconception that building a new home to a 6 Homestar rating (i.e. higher than building code) adds greatly to the cost of a new home and will not help meet the need for more affordability in the housing market.
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) are voluntary and aspirational guidelines for incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues into mainstream investment decision-making and ownership practices. This report helps PRI signatories understand how they can apply the Principles to property assets through what some call responsible property investing (RPI).
Establishing a credible link between greenbuilding practices and employee productivity isan emerging field of thought. There have been anumber of links proposed, however measurementis complex. In this paper, Jones Lang LaSalleconsiders the potential links between the two,how they might be measured and how companiescan benefit from this understanding to makecommercial business decisions.
Corporate sustainability programs today areincreasingly focused on employee productivity andhealth as more companies say they will pay extra forgreen leased space.
Companies that occupy office space around the world considersustainability as a key factor in their space occupancy plans,and half of corporate real estate (CRE) executives say they willpay extra for space in green buildings, according to the fourthannual Sustainability Survey conducted by CoreNet Global andJones Lang LaSalle
A "handbook for energy efficiency and sustainability in property" published by Davis Langdon looks at aspects of green building in Australia.
This survey report discusses the unique perspectives of the workplace by generation. Now a survey like this, sorting through generalizations by age group, is nothing new, but some of the questions asked are.
The environmental benefits from building green are beyond dispute. Internationally it has been proven that green buildings deliver a suite of compelling economic and social benefits that conventional buildings do not. New Zealand is now moving in this direction with an expanding stock of green buildings.Studies have identified that industry take up of certified green building ratings can be hampered by a lack of clear information on the business case for green buildings.
An organisation set up to promote sustainable construction in America's Northwest has produced a 'top ten' list of emerging trends it claims will become increasingly important through 2010 and beyond.
The Earth Advantage Institute, which works with the construction sector to promote sustainable homes, says green building was a bright spot in 2009 in what was an otherwise lackluster year for the industry. Its future-gazing predicts the following growth areas in the US, many of which are relevant far beyond American shores (even across the Pacific):
Results of the 2009 CoreNet Global and Jones Lang LaSalle global survey on Corporate Real Estate and sustainability are now available.