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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5 Trends That Are Creating the Sustainable Property Framework
While 2016 was a year of humanizing sustainability and empowering people to take action, 2017 will be a year of more ambitious climate change initiatives. We’ve identified five trends in sustainability that are creating the framework for the future of development. 1. RegulationThe COP21 commitments by the EU and across the globe will require new legislation to...
Jan 13, 2017 9:05 AM ET
COP22: Business Leadership Will Be Central in Carrying the Climate Agenda Forward
The UN climate conference in Marrakech (COP22) in November celebrated the entry of the Paris Agreement into force, already ratified by 111 countries. CBRE’s Anastasiya Kostomarova, a member of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth, reflects on her time at the conference. This year’s gathering marked the moment when countries reaffirmed their commitment to the deal and...
Dec 21, 2016 8:05 AM ET
Recycled Paper: Developers Are Reinventing Former Newspaper Headquarters
It’s not news that newspapers are struggling. The long decline of print in the internet era has been covered extensively—likely in no small part due to its effects on the people tasked with covering it. According to numbers from a recent Pew Research Center report on the state of the media, the newspaper industry has shed around 20,000 positions, or almost 40 percent of its workforce,...
Dec 15, 2016 7:55 AM ET
The Missing Link: Rewarding Tenant Engagement In Sustainability Benchmarking
A common theme amongst various sustainability benchmarking frameworks, such as the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), is the weight placed on working with tenants. More specifically, landlords are now expected to capture and report on tenant energy use if they wish to achieve top scores. Landlords often have little operational...
Dec 9, 2016 8:05 AM ET
Why Developers Should Welcome A Resource Revolution
The emerging concepts of circular economy and resource-efficient design offer opportunities for developers. By embracing these approaches, they can reduce costs, de-risk material price volatility, improve residual values and appeal to a new generation of firms and employees for...
Dec 6, 2016 8:05 AM ET