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Data analytics and automation give REITS more control

David Walsh, the founder and CEO of CIM Enviro, writes that building owners and managers are becoming increasingly more interested in property optimisation, especially the kind that they can control themselves instead of outsourcing to vendors. The most common forms of optimization that Walsh identifies include increased energy efficiency, system performance, and fault detection, which …

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Top five 2019 eco-friendly smart building trends

Staff writer Urvashi Verma notes that smart buildings and green energy are of tremendous interest to the construction and real estate industries, especially because commercial and industrial buildings consume nearly 30% of the world’s annual energy output. Verma predicts that “sustainability, wellness, and resiliency” are three crucial areas that companies will be addressing in 2019 …

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2019: Trends in Sustainable Real Assets

Brad Dockser, CEO of Green Generation Solutions, writes that his company observed four key trends in green real estate and sustainable building during 2018. Overall, he notes, companies moved away from talking about regulations and compliance, and started realizing that sustainability in itself was a good business practice. In addition to adding value to existing …

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Why global real estate is taking up the sustainability challenge

The Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) team reports that the private sector, particularly global real estate firms, has been taking action to meet the targets set by the Paris Agreement. Though many world governments have not committed enough to meeting these targets, the built sector is acknowledging that it is responsible for over 40% of global …

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Rising demand for air conditioning could make climate change even worse

Sarah Wesseler recently wrote an article for Yale Climate Connections describing how the rising demand for air conditioning in developing countries such as India is both a cause and an effect of climate change. Wesseler references the “Future of Cooling” report by the International Energy Agency, which describes this phenomenon as the “cold crunch,” a projected rise …

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Helping Asia Go Green

The Mingtiandi real estate team reports that cities across Southeast Asia are positioned to attract over $200 trillion in investments for environmental improvements by 2030, according to findings from the International Finance Corporation. But private equity real estate firm Asia Green Real Estate had realized the critical role of sustainable real estate projects realized long …

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