Sustainability

Preparing for a Comprehensive Climate Plan in Canada

Canada is moving forward with a climate plan that puts it on a path to exceed its existing 2030 emissions reduction targets and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. A recent ULI webinar—with member speakers from ULI Toronto, ULI British Columbia, and ULI Alberta—addressed what leading real estate companies are doing to decarbonize their operations and development in anticipation of regulatory requirements.

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Highlighting the Business Case for Aligning Real Estate with U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

A new report from the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance shows how real estate organizations can align their operations with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the benefits of doing so.

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Companies Walking the Talk on Corporate ESG

Pursuing sustainability via environmental, social, and governance goals is on the rise during the pandemic. Siemens, a global technology company, has made substantial progress in going carbon neutral.

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Rebuilding Legacy Communities: ULI’s Work in Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Although Pottstown, Pennsylvania, is not well known beyond its region, the ULI Advisory Services program is no stranger to this community, which was founded in 1752.

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Recent Articles

  • Marking Earth Day 2021: Restoring Our Earth

    April 19, 2021

    For more than 50 years, Earth Day has been observed as a day of mobilization for environmental protection and preservation. This week, it is celebrated by ULI, environmental stewardship organizations, and other organizations working to enhance the built environment and implement solutions to make communities more green, healthy, and equitable.

  • Three Developers Greening the U.S. Housing Industry

    April 12, 2021

    Much of the United States is walking a fine line between providing much-needed housing and also meeting federal, state, and local sustainability goals. Three panelists shared how the seek to meet or exceed or exceed those goals at the 2021 ULI Housing Opportunity Conference in March.

  • Healthier by Design

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: Developers, architects, engineers, and scientists are blending design and technological innovations to transform buildings into enduring lines of defense against disease.

  • A Renewable Resource: Modernizing Toronto’s Apartment Towers

    April 5, 2021

    A half century or more into their service life, the need to retrofit and revitalize postwar apartment towers across Canada has never been more critical. Compounding the growing inequities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the purpose-built rental housing is in need of renewal. Retrofitting costs—as well as financing retrofits while maintaining housing affordability—continue to be a primary barrier.

  • The Time for a Net-Zero Building Boom Is Now

    March 26, 2021

    As part of the first Net Zero Buildings Week this week, ULI, the New Buildings Institute (NBI), and other organizations focused on improving the built environment are calling on partners and members to share their thought leadership on net zero.

  • The Pandemic and the Public Realm: Adapting Spaces in a Global Pandemic

    March 22, 2021

    An excerpt from the forthcoming ULI report The Pandemic and the Public Realm: Global Innovations for Health, Social Equity, and Sustainability, which documents how cities around the world looked to their public spaces to meet changing needs.

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