Author: Monika Henn
Monika Henn is a manager of the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance..
Articles by Monika Henn
- Halfway There: After Making Progress in Operational Efficiency, Buildings Must Now Consider Embodied Carbon
Published on November 15, 2019 in Sustainability
Embodied carbon refers to the emissions associated with manufacturing, transportation, and construction of building materials, as well as building disposal. As buildings become more efficient and emit less carbon during their operational lifetime, embodied carbon will become the majority share of building-related carbon emissions.
- Enhancing the Hotel Guest Experience through Sustainability
Published on July 16, 2019 in Sustainability
Wise choices in fixtures, finishes, and functions may draw guests’ attention.
- Improving Alignment of Public- and Private-Sector Climate Goals
Published on March 26, 2019 in Sustainability
Many U.S. cities are developing aggressive sustainability targets. Because the real estate sector accounts for half or more of their carbon emissions, cities are looking for strategies to engage the industry as part of their climate mitigation plans. The second ULI City and Real Estate Sustainability Summit, held at the 2018 Fall Meeting in Boston, explored what makes a successful public/private partnership and how the real estate industry has used them in the past.
- Helping Building Owners and Cities Partner to Reach Efficiency Goals
Published on July 30, 2018 in Inside ULI
With buildings accounting for 75 percent of U.S. electricity consumption, achieving these commitments will require the active participation and cooperation of the real estate sector. However, many U.S. cities are still in the very early stages of developing new policies and incentive programs to support the real estate industry in transitioning to more energy-efficient building development and management.