CBRE Environmental Sustainability

CBRE Environmental Sustainability

In response to ongoing global discussion about climate change and its impact on the natural environment, CBRE has committed to minimizing that impact for our company, clients and communities.

Buildings are widely viewed as a significant contributor to carbon emissions, and as the world’s largest manager of commercial buildings CBRE has both a responsibility and an opportunity to influence the way buildings are built, sourced, managed, occupied and sold.

This ability to drive sustainable real estate practices is a fundamental principal of our environmental leadership.

Content from this campaign

A Sustainable Investment Case
The property industry has been seeking clear evidence of the financial benefits of investing in sustainable property for some time. Identifying a specific value differential associated with sustainability credentials would be useful to justify the commitment of funds to the development of “greener” buildings, or improving the performance of existing stock. So far this has been difficult to...
Mar 19, 2015 7:30 AM ET
UK Flood Risk – Drowning In Data?
Whether it is our famous obsession with the weather or the tendency of our ancestors to build on floodplains, the UK leads the way in making information available to the public about flood risk.   Property owners are just a few mouse clicks away from maps illustrating flood risk from numerous...
Mar 5, 2015 11:00 AM ET
Commercial Food Waste Composting
Developers, property owners and tenants are becoming more sophisticated about waste disposal. No longer content to simply recycle, many are exploring and implementing new ways to reduce the amount of waste they send to landfills. It is becoming apparent that composting is a viable way to enhance a company culture of reuse, reduce waste hauling costs and...
Mar 4, 2015 9:00 AM ET
Business Clarity Provided - UK Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard Legislation Update
The proposed Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) legislation in England & Wales was placed before parliament this week. The proposed legislation will require all properties to achieve a minimum EPC rating of E by April 2018 before a lease event can take place. With around 18% of the property market in England and Wales currently sitting below this level, this legislation will have...
Feb 26, 2015 10:15 AM ET
Government To Raise EIA Screening Thresholds
The government has outlined proposals that will allow more major industrial and urban developments to avoid the ‘burden’ of being subjected to an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).   During consultation on the upcoming amendments to the EIA Directive (2011/92/EU), Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, expressed the view that “the...
Feb 25, 2015 2:00 PM ET