As demand for sustainable buildings continues to increase not just in the UK but on a global scale, there is a growing market premium, in both rents and prices, for sustainable buildings.
More and more clients, owners and occupiers are demanding more sustainable, healthier buildings with their abundance of economic, environmental and societal benefits.
We need green buildings to reduce emissions and meet net zero
Contributing 25% of the UK’s total carbon footprint, and with the built environment the largest source of climate emissions after surface transport, our buildings, towns, cities and infrastructure have a clear role to play in enabling the UK to achieve its climate commitments to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 and achieve net zero by 2050.
We need green buildings to ensure we’re resilient to the impacts of climate change
Creating resilient buildings to adapt to the impacts of climate change – such as extreme weather events like flooding, rising temperatures and long periods of dry weather – is essential to safeguard not only the people who use and inhabit the building but also the long-term value of the asset.
We need green buildings to protect and regenerate our natural environment
Practitioners across the built environment can exert considerable influence as we look to deliver buildings, developments and communities that recognise nature’s vital role in our world. We should look beyond resisting the decline of nature and rather look toward a regenerative built environment.
We need green buildings so we use less of the world’s resources
Better design, less waste, and the use of digital technology can help create buildings whose impact on the world around us is drastically reduced. A focus on a circular economy is a win for business, the economy, the climate, the natural world and society.
We need green buildings to boost the health and livelihoods of our communities
Understanding the links between how our built environment is planned, designed and delivered, and the impact that these activities have on communities’ well-being is increasingly important. Green buildings, designed and delivered with communities in mind, will be a force for good, both for society, the climate and the economy.