Sustainability

Finding Hopeful Signs from COP27 for Commercial Real Estate

A ULI webinar in December focused on the role of commercial real estate in fulfilling the vision of the United Nations’ Conference of the Parties 27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, with leading companies pledging to net-zero operations as soon as 2025.

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Sustainability Outlook: Top Five Issues Affecting Real Estate in 2023

The real estate industry’s momentum on climate action only continues to grow as the new year begins, as demonstrated by the newly released ULI Global Sustainability Outlook 2023 report.

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Shifting Models for All-Inclusive Resorts Threatens Development of Senegal’s Pink Lake

A spate of recent global crises—including the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and rising rates of inflation—have forced hospitality practitioners to rethink their development models. This is particularly true for the development of all-inclusive resorts (AIRs) in culturally or ecologically sensitive areas. One such area is Lac Rose—a prime tourist destination in Senegal and a choice location for hotels chains looking to expand in the African continent.

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ULI Health Mentees Reflect on 2022 Fall Meeting

ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program mentees share their reflections and observations on the interconnectedness of health, equity, and the built environment based on their meeting experiences.

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Recent Articles

  • Hurricane Ian Showed the Importance of Building for Resiliency in South Florida

    December 12, 2022

    Florida’s resilience continues to be a huge and growing priority as existing buildings age and growth across the state remains steady, according to panelists at the 2022 ULI Florida Meeting in Miami. Strategic decisions and plans focused on strength and resiliency are helping mitigate real estate from wind and flooding damage, and serving as lessons to other, more mature communities planning a more resilient future.

  • Four Resilient Design Approaches Mitigating Extreme Heat

    The science tells us extreme heat will become a growing issue for more cities and we should be designing our built environment accordingly.

  • Making Energy Efficiency and Electrification Work for Manufactured Homes

    December 9, 2022

    According to the U.S. Census, some 20 million Americans live in manufactured homes. In December,  manufactured homes industry group Next Step hosted a webinar discussing how this segment of the housing market can help with reduced carbon emissions while creating more affordable and healthier homes.

  • Solution File: Toronto’s District Energy

    Toronto’s deep-lake water cooling system stands as an example of the “third wave” of urban energy.

  • ULI Health Leaders Network: Creating Champions for Health and Celebrating Five Years of Impact

    December 2, 2022

    On the fifth anniversary of the ULI Health Leaders Network, the Institute is celebrating the program’s first five years of collaboration and impact. As a key contributor to health and social equity outcomes, the real estate industry has both a responsibility and an opportunity to design, invest in, and create communities where everyone can achieve holistic health and well-being. ULI programs for learning and leadership development, like the Health Leaders Network, embody the organization’s mission to achieve transformative impact in communities worldwide.

  • How CRE Can Prepare to Meet New York City’s Local Law 97

    November 23, 2022

    Moody’s Analytics CRE analyzed the potential financial impact of New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act The resulting research paper draws on New York City data on the types of fines likely to be levied, as well as Moody’s own net operating income data from commercial mortgage–backed securities properties, to estimate fines for property owners who take no mitigating measures to reduce energy usage.

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