Sustainability

Jonathan F.P. Rose Selected as Winner of the 2021 ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development

One of the housing industry’s most respected practitioners of green, affordable and mixed income community development, Jonathan F.P. Rose has been named the 2021 recipient of the ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, the most prestigious and respected honor in the land use and development community.

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State of Green: Highlights and Takeaways from ULI Greenprint’s New Performance Report

Investment in and achievement of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals surged in 2020, according to State of Green: ULI Greenprint Performance Report, Volume 12, an annual benchmark report just released by the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance.

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World Green Building Week: Resilient Buildings Are Key to a Green Future

A growing number of resilient buildings can serve as models for how to embed resilience in building design and economics, ensuring that both inhabitants and financial performance are protected in the long run.

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ULI Greenprint Report Finds Four Times Reduction in Carbon Emissions from Buildings During Pandemic Year

ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance’s annual report found a 12.4 percent reduction in carbon emissions in 2020 compared with an average 3.5 percent fall in previous years.  In addition, the report found that real estate owners took advantage of reduced occupancy during the pandemic to double the implementation of energy efficiency projects.

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Recent Articles

  • Swig Company Certifies Office Portfolio with WELL

    September 2, 2021

    The San Francisco-based Swig Company has announced that it has obtained WELL Health-Safety Ratings through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) for the majority of its U.S. portfolio of multitenant office buildings. This means the WELL rating is now a feature in almost eight million square feet of office space in New York, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area.  

  • Environmental Justice Considerations are Integral to Equity and ESG in Real Estate, New ULI Publication Says

    Environmental justice is increasingly recognized as a key lens for ensuring a more equitable built environment. This is the conclusion of a new interview-based publication from ULI, Environmental Justice and Real Estate: Perspectives from Leading Community-Based and Advocacy Organizations.

  • Supporting Biodiversity in the Built Environment: Creating Space for Pollinators

    August 27, 2021

    This summer, ULI Los Angeles presented a webinar that convened panelists to discuss the value of integrating biodiversity into real estate through urban beekeeping. The speakers, who navigate the benefits and challenges of incorporating beehives into real estate properties, examined how hives can contribute to the growing movement of bees and other pollinators in urban settings.

  • In Brief: Leading Voices on Climate Change

    August 25, 2021

    First launched in 2017, the podcast Leading Voices in Real Estate (LVRE) recently celebrated it’s 100th episode. The podcast is hosted by Terra Search managing partner and founder Matt Slepin and has featured many of ULI’s leaders including ULI CEO Ed Walter. Slepin recently hosted a two-part discussion of the challenges facing the commercial real estate industry tackling climate change.

  • Tampa Becomes Latest U.S. City to Pledge Clean Energy Transition

    August 19, 2021

    Tampa’s city council approved a resolution for a community-wide transition to 100 percent clean, renewable electricity by 2035. Tampa is the 12th city in Florida to make this commitment.

  • A Code Red for Humanity: Latest U.N. Report Reveals Many Climate Changes Irreversible

    August 9, 2021

    The latest report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms that the last five years have been the hottest since 1850, and that “it is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, oceans and land.” As the built environment accounts for nearly 40 percent of annual global carbon emissions, action needs to be taken.

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