Highly valued, hard to value: towards an integrated measurement of real estate development

Research Body / Publisher
Oxford Brookes / Trowers & Hamlins 

Extract
In the United Kingdom we are, to some extent, seeing the interests of the public and private sectors becoming aligned. Developers need the land held by local authorities, while in the wake of spending cuts, local authorities are looking to make a profit on that land, and at the same time ensure long-term benefit for communities. We see this as an opportunity to ensure that new developments are initiated and appraised for more than just their monetary worth. In many instances, current methods of valuation look solely at the financial bottom line, falling short of considering the broader value of a place that incorporates other factors such as cultural, social, and environmental value. This led us to ask, why isn’t there a measurement of best practice in real estate development?

Link

Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building report

Research Body / Publisher
World Green Building Council 

Extract
Buildings are the places where people work, live, play, heal and learn. They have a direct impact on our health and wellbeing. The building sector also has the largest potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions1 and contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

With this report we explore the dual opportunity to do right by the planet and people by showcasing pioneering green building projects that are leading the way in being resource efficient and providing healthy, productive spaces for their occupants and significant returns for their owners and investors. Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building, presents fresh global evidence from around the world that building green with features that people love – from improved air quality and comfort indoors, to access to nature and amenities outdoors – provides tangible environmental, health and economic benefits.

Link

The Planet Mark™ Guide to managing your carbon footprint reduction

Research Body / Publisher
The Planet Mark

Extract
This guide is intended to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint effectively to support national targets to cut carbon emissions. 

Link