IHBC CPD boost from DBW: Real estate needs focus on urban context not technical ‘green construction’

Real estate going from villain to hero imageIHBC members may find useful new professional perspectives on asset management in an article from Designing Buildings Wiki by Professor Colin Lizieri which includes ‘Five sustainability principles for the real estate industry’ and calls for a focus on ‘the building in its urban context rather than on the technical elements of ‘green construction’.

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Colin Lizieri writes:

The portfolio approach brings another critical benefit – it focuses on the building in its urban context rather than on the technical elements of ‘green construction’.

Such an approach shifts away from the ‘green building‘ to a more collaborative, strategic view of urban sustainability and the role of real estate in the urban environment. But why should private firms and investors adopt such an approach? The work of the Council suggests that they should because it is in their business interests to do so.

Read the article on DBW

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