Building LCA benchmarks – BREEAM UK New Construction 2018

Building LCA benchmarks – BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 As explained in the article Why building LCA?, The Green Guide to Specification is being replaced by building LCA as the primary way environmental impacts from construction products are assessed in BREEAM. Building LCA in BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 involves two different but complimentary approaches: … Continue reading “Building LCA benchmarks – BREEAM UK New Construction 2018”

Getting results with building LCA

Getting results with building LCA As described in the earlier article Why building LCA?, BREEAM New Construction 2018 requires building LCA to be carried out for the new Mat 01 issue. The requirements in Mat 01 focus on rewarding good quality building LCA through comparison with a benchmark and options appraisal. Starting with the project … Continue reading “Getting results with building LCA”

Asset Management and Performance

Asset Management and Performance Where does measurement of asset performance sit within the wider context of environmental, social and corporate governance through striving for long-term value? One of the last political actions of our current Prime Minister, Theresa May, has been to sanction a legally binding net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target of 2050 for the … Continue reading “Asset Management and Performance”

Redefining Value

Redefining Value- How ESG is changing the definition of value in real estate Last month I was invited to the UC Davis Energy Affiliates Forum to sit on a panel discussing the trends and outlook for sustainability and energy resources. Amongst many topics the panel discussed, I was particularly interested in how Environmental Social Governance … Continue reading “Redefining Value”