Leveraging Real Estate to Achieve Climate Goals

Practical strategies for owners, operators, and tenants who want to lighten their carbon footprint—and boost their bottom line.

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How U.S. Communities Are Adapting to Climate Change

Taking the necessary steps to prepare for climate change—and the extreme weather events that go along with it—can be a daunting task. A new report includes separate case studies of distinct adaptation actions from a diverse group of 17 communities across the nation from Boston to El Paso, Texas.

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The Tenant Energy Revolution Starts Here

The ULI Tenant Energy Optimization Program may revolutionize the design of office space by turning energy efficiency into a way to generate economic returns. Here is what it could take to make it the new real estate industry standard.

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Architect Michael Green’s seven-story T3 building—standing for Timber, Technology, and Transit—which opened at the end of November is the largest heavy timber building in North America. (Michael Green Architecture.)

Building the Case for Tall Wood Buildings

Taller buildings constructed mainly of wood are an inexpensive, attractive, and environmentally friendly option, but current building codes in the United States make them hard to build, said panelists at a U.S. National Building Museum event.

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Recent Articles

  • In Print: Slum Health: From the Cell to the Street

    December 8, 2016

    In Slum Health, University of California, Berkeley, professors Jason Corburn and Lee Riley show that poor health in slums cannot be addressed separately from the social conditions that bring it about.

  • Industry Outlook for Water Conservation

    December 2, 2016

    How can we reshape the built environment to use less water? Experts discuss government policies that help or hinder water conservation, the role of water availability and consumption data in raising awareness and shaping behavior, strategies that developers should employ to reduce the waste of water, and other factors influencing water use.

  • Video: The Well-Tempered City and the Future of Urban Life

    November 23, 2016

    Speaking at the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting, Jonathan Rose, founder and president of the Jonathan Rose Companies, discussed creating a higher purpose for cities as outlined in his new book, The Well-Tempered City.

  • Making the Investment Case for Smarter Urban Growth

    November 22, 2016

    Compact, well-connected urban development can create vibrant cities that are more competitive, inclusive, and resilient and that have lower carbon footprints.

  • Giving Schools a Chance to Succeed in Both Urban and Greenfield Developments

    November 14, 2016

    While it is generally known that good schools enhance property values, it is not always clear how to improve an existing school system in a way that would benefit a community. Speakers at the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting described their approaches to adding value with stronger schools in both distressed urban neighborhoods and affluent greenfield developments.

  • Cultivating Development: Trends in Food and Real Estate

    November 10, 2016

    Why are food and agriculture becoming more important parts of real estate development projects? Attendees at a session at the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas learned that growing, processing, and selling food in development projects can pay big dividends for savvy developers as well as for consumers, communities, and the environment.

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