Author: Emily Pierce

Emily Pierce was a director with ULI's Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance, now The ULI Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate.

Articles by Emily Pierce

  • Confronting COVID-19: Opportunities for Upgrading Leased-Space Fitouts
    Published on February 03, 2021 in
    As tenants prepare to return to their buildings on a more consistent basis, office reconfigurations and fitouts are top of mind. While updating spaces for less density and more social distancing, with more sensors and less recirculated air, owners and tenants have a prime opportunity to optimize their space for sustainability and energy performance, in addition to health and wellness, at the same time.
  • Leading Innovators Share Latest in Sustainability Technology at ULI’s Virtual Fall Meeting
    Published on October 19, 2020 in
    ULI-MEMBER ONLY CONTENT: At the 2020 ULI Virtual Fall Meeting, each Innovation Partner was featured in a short, on-demand fireside chat session during which a company representative was joined by another Greenprint member to talk through the technology or service offering and how it advances sustainability for the industry.
  • Embedding Sustainability in Real Estate Transactions
    Published on June 10, 2019 in
    Increasingly, investor pressure is driving companies to analyze not just typical financial risks, but also how sustainability plays into the equation and positively affects a deal.
  • Real Estate Leaders on the Cutting Edge: Setting Sustainability Goals Grounded in Science
    Published on April 12, 2019 in
    Whereas many companies start their sustainability efforts by setting a static goal, such as reducing energy use by 20 percent by 2030, the Science Based Targets (SBTs) approach provides backbone and introduces strategy to carbon-emission reduction goals instead of ambiguity. ULI’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance recently published a primer for real estate companies looking to start their journey toward approved SBTs.