UL10: Green Financing
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by Ron Nyren
1M ago
Ten projects take advantage of financial tools that promote environmentally positive development With global temperatures rising, and more national, state, and local governments requiring property owners to meet energy efficiency standards, developers are increasingly turning to green financing strategies. These tools—which include green bonds, green construction loans, Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing, and state-sponsored programs to promote energy efficiency—help developers broaden the range of equity and debt sources to tap into while making it easier to cut carb ..read more
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Owner and Occupier Misalignment Hinders the Decarbonization of European Real Estate, Says ULI 
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by ULI Staff
1M ago
Unaccounted for embodied carbon in leased new build, underestimated scale of aggregate emissions from real estate, and a lack of engagement between occupiers and owners are among the barriers Progress on the decarbonization of real estate portfolios is being held back by a lack of understanding and collaboration between property owners and occupiers, according to a new report from the Urban Land Institute C Change program. If better alignment between the two parties is not prioritized, it has the potential to increase total emissions from the built environment over the medium to long term as r ..read more
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COP28: Bringing the Circular Economy to the Built Environment
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by Bennett Voyles
1M ago
To limit carbon output going forward, most climate models agree that we need to create more of a circular economy, particularly in the building sector. But how do you do it an industry as inherently materials- and energy-intensive as construction? Experts speaking on Dec. 5 at a panel discussion at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai pointed to two ways in which the industry is already improving its environmental performance: first, by renovating more, and second, by using building materials with more recycled content. Panelists speaking in the Buildings Pavilion of the Global Alliance for Build ..read more
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Survey: 96 Percent of CRE Firms Have DEI Strategies; Increased Focus on Scholarships and Internships
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by ULI Staff
1M ago
Almost all commercial real estate firms have diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in place in their organizations, with the number of firms adopting formal strategies increasing 5 percent year-over-year, according to the third edition of the Global Real Estate DEI Survey released in January. The Global Real Estate DEI Survey shows almost 96 percent of firms have DEI policies and practices in place in their firms, with 56.4 percent enacting formal strategies. That marks a 5 percent YoY increase in firms approving documented, holistic DEI programs. Just 4.2 percent of firms do not ..read more
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The Hottest Year on Record: What It Means for CRE
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by Nick Stoll
1M ago
Shutterstock 2023 was the hottest year on record, according to climate change service Copernicus. Extreme heat and climate change usher in a whole host of obstacles for the commercial real estate industry to hurdle. Finding the best information on how to approach these hurdles can prove difficult. ULI has compiled our best reports, webinars, articles, and case studies covering what you need to know about how the hottest year on record is going to the industry. The information below will help you plan for the future and mitigate the effects of our warming planet on your buildings and business ..read more
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Embracing the Future of Downtown D.C. at the Second ULI Washington Future Forum
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by Sibley Fleming
1M ago
Shyam Kannan, HDR’s lead for Transportation Planning and Transit in the Mid-Atlantic; Jordan Goldstein, recently appointed co-CEO of Gensler; and Alex Triantis, dean of Johns Hopkins Carey Business School set the stage for the day with a discussion of evolution and innovation in Washington, D.C. (Sibley Fleming/ULI) On January 10, ULI Washington convened its second annual “Future Forum: Preparing for the Big Pivot—Building Our Future Around the Innovation Economy” event at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center. The all-day gathering, attended by more than 200 ULI members, featured insi ..read more
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2024 Global Sustainability Outlook: Top Five Themes in Real Estate
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by Victoria Oestreich
1M ago
merging pressures from investors and tenants alike are driving real estate firms to think holistically about sustainability and integrate human health and nature, in addition to climate, in their efforts. (Shutterstock) Companies prioritize sustainability like never before. Real estate leaders expect 2024 to be characterized by widespread industry action on sustainability, according to the newly released ULI Global Sustainability Outlook 2024 report. Despite economic and political uncertainties, a host of market pressures—such as growing connections between sustainability and financial perform ..read more
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COP28: Using More Recycled Materials for Greener Renovations
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by Bennett Voyles
2M ago
To limit climate change, most scientists agree that we need to create a circular economy, particularly in the building sector. But how do you do it in an industry as inherently materials- and energy-intensive as construction? Experts speaking in December at a panel discussion at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai pointed to two ways in which the industry is already improving its environmental performance: first, by renovating more, and second, by using building materials with more recycled content. Panelists speaking in the Buildings Pavilion of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Constructio ..read more
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Six Percent Carbon Emission Reductions: State of Green Volume 14 Highlights ULI Greenprint Members’ Progress Toward Net Zero 
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by Morgan Maloney
2M ago
The global real estate industry continues to progress toward net zero despite an uncertain economic environment. Government regulations, investor and tenant demands, new sources of capital and financial incentives, and physical and transitional climate risks are strengthening the business case and building global momentum on climate action. In 2022, the ULI Greenprint Community grew to more than 125 real estate companies, representing more than 16,500 assets with more than $2 trillion in real estate assets under management. Each year since 2009, ULI Greenprint members have reported their asset ..read more
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Transportation Transformations: How Highway Conversions Can Pave the Way for More Inclusive and Resilient Places
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by Matt Norris
2M ago
The Presidio Tunnel Tops project created 14 acres (5.7 ha) of new park space over the tops of tunnels in San Francisco’s Presidio after the formerly elevated 1.6-mile (2.6 km) Doyle Drive highway was replaced with an at-grade roadway and tunnels. (James Corner Field Operations) Urban highways in the United States have contributed to many of today’s pressing issues, including structural inequities, racial and economic segregation, increased greenhouse gas emissions, elevated exposure to shocks and stresses, and disparities in health outcomes. Transforming outdated automobile-oriented infrastruc ..read more
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