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.

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Forests in the Sky: How One Italian Architect Is Reshaping Urban Greenery
“You know when you have an idea, it’s assembled from memories, experiences, books—it’s always very complex the way an idea is born. For a long time I was trying to study how it could be possible to put together a natural city in a different way; how to move forests inside the city, to increase the number of trees, to create more parks, to imagine how plants could grow on a building. It was an...
Mar 27, 2017 7:55 AM ET
Where the World Stores Its Seeds: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Hidden deep in the permanently frozen mountainscape of the world’s northernmost inhabited place, lies the ultimate agricultural failsafe for cities and populations around the globe: a remote vault with the capacity to store billions of seeds. A sharp decline in seed biodiversity – largely due to the fact that three-quarters of the world’s food supply comes from just ...
Feb 10, 2017 9:15 AM ET
What Drives Urban Resilience? Two Cities That Bounced Back
Every so often, cities face major shocks. These can be economic shocks, such as the decline of key markets; natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina; or political shocks, such as corruption or gross mismanagement. Larger cities can often deal with these events using their own ample manpower and by leveraging their relationships with national governments. Smaller cities have a greater need...
Feb 2, 2017 8:35 AM ET
Can Green Leases Help Fast-track a Sustainable Built Environment?
In recent years there has been a huge push for sustainable real estate with the realisation that buildings contribute to 40% of energy consumption in developed countries. One way in which sustainable real estate is being implemented is through green leases; leases that go above and beyond to incorporate sustainability requirements. Why Green Leases? ...
Jan 31, 2017 9:25 AM ET
A ‘Powerful’ Regeneration of the Battersea Power Station
The Battersea Power Station, one of London’s iconic “superstations” and the largest brick building in Europe, was, at its peak, a structure hailed for its distinct design and its ability to provide enough energy to power a resurgent London over the course of five decades. But...
Jan 17, 2017 11:40 AM ET