Transit-oriented Development: Relevance & Viability

Transit-oriented Development: Relevance & Viability

India is one of the fastest growing nations of the world in terms of urbanisation. With population projected to reach 600 million by 2031, the load on metropolitan cities is set to increase manifold. The last few decades have seen a great strain on these cities’ resources, particularly on public transport and overall traffic situation, […]

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Green Corridors – A pathway to zero carbon shipping

Green Corridors

The shipping sector is known as the lifeline of global trade, with approximately 80% of goods being traded by sea, but the lesser known fact is that it accounts for 3% of total carbon emissions. According to a report by McKinsey if this number goes unchecked, it could possibly rise by as much as half […]

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What Net Zero means for businesses?

What Net Zero means for businesses?

As more and more countries seek to legalise carbon commitments on the heels of COP26 at Glasgow, we take a look at what this means for the corporates operating around the world. Stating the obvious, effects of climate change is no longer a future event, but a crisis we are all in the midst of. […]

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Flexible workspaces: A continued journey in 2022

Flexible workspaces: A continued journey in 2022

The office market sector in India has been witnessing uncertainty for the most part in the past two years. It has taken several hard decisions and various strategic permutations on the part of the industry players to keep afloat and strive towards relative normalcy during the pandemic-induced hardship. One such approach that has been suitable […]

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To build or to refurbish?

Net zero commitments have increased rapidly over the years as countries, cities and businesses have pledged to create a more sustainable future. As real estate and the built environment is responsible for more than 40% of global carbon emissions, the sector has a significant role to play in achieving the net zero targets. Decarbonizing has become […]

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Climate tech funds in real estate: A necessary means to an end

Climate tech funds in real estate: A necessary means to an end

We are undoubtedly living in an era that is increasingly being imperilled by climate change; and there is an urgent need to respond to this crisis. Today, commitments towards decarbonization and net zero carbon emissions have taken centre stage, especially with the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow implying concern over the emissions gap and the […]

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Tackling embodied carbon in real estate

Tackling embodied carbon in real estate

Often sustainability in real estate has been synonymous with reducing carbon emissions; built environment being one of the largest contributors of GHGs. Till recently, it was all about enhancing energy efficiency of the building, but energy efficiency by itself does not translate to reduced environmental impact. This is just the operational carbon that we are […]

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Decarbonization & Real Estate

Decarbonization & Real Estate

Decarbonization has taken center stage, especially in the run up to the COP 26 climate conference next month. The building sector alone contributes to 40% of the global carbon emissions and since buildings account for most of the carbon emissions, it is important that the sector plays an active role to contribute towards decarbonization. The […]

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What can property owners do to stay relevant and beat obsolescence?

What can property owners do to stay relevant and beat obsolescence?

The changing requirement from the built environment in terms of energy efficiency, minimal impact on the environment, the journey to net zero make properties susceptible to being devalued on account of                            non- performance, leading to them to be tagged as stranded assets. […]

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