The year 2022 wrapped up an eventful period, interspersed with mounting apprehensions regarding geopolitical headwinds emanating from several global predicaments, and yet, offset by robust market sentiments as seen in the office and residential markets of the country. While the pandemic subsided to a great extent, the economy remained largely on the back foot owing […]
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Retrofitting office buildings: Moving towards sustainability
With net zero commitments leading nations and businesses to create strong action plans, the focus is fast moving towards a more sustainable time ahead. Amidst the flurry of new zero pledges, it is imperative to bolster them with plausible and rational propositions. Given that the real estate sector is a key component of urban development, […]
ESG and its impact on real estate investment decisions
ESG factors have assumed much significance in the real estate sector in the recent years, becoming an integral part of organisation strategies as they benefit the stakeholders not only from a financial returns perspective but also from an environmental sustainability standpoint. The deliberations that began with sustainability were propelled furthermore by the pandemic to include […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
How to Reduce Embodied Carbon in Construction?
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 […]
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 […]