Hillbreak was the principal author of a major new report on the global real estate implications of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, published today by the Urban Land Institute. The publication of the report coincides with the gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York, during which progress on the ratification of the #ParisAgreement gathered significant pace.
The central element of the Paris Agreement is the aggressive scientific objective of holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and of pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. The agreement is expected to have significant and far-reaching implications for national and municipal policy making and for business and investment decisions.
Financial products such as these are almost certainly a key part of the low-carbon homes jigsaw. What's so encouraging about this announcement is that thirteen banks - typically highly competitive institutions - from across Europe are collaborating on the product concept. It will be interesting to see what results are achieved. ... See MoreSee Less
New project could create a standardised “energy efficient mortgage” in the EU, based on preferential interest rates for energy efficient homes - it's being pioneered by WorldGBC's Europe Regional Network, the European Mortgage Federation, and many other partners.
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New regulations concerning the energy performance of commercial property in Scotland came into effect at the beginning of this month. But will they prove effective? In our latest post, we provide a summary of the obligations and options for building owners, and raise concerns about certain aspects of the new requirements.
The Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-Domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016 (“the s63 Regulations”) came into effect on 1 September 2016. These are effectively the Scottish Government’s alternative to the ‘Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards’ (MEES) which are due to come into effect i...
More repeat business from another loyal client! We're pleased to have been appointed by the Trustees of the Rockspring Hanover Property Unit Trust to undertake an update of the portfolio-wide sustainability risk assessment that we undertook last year. ... See MoreSee Less
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