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Report Summary:

We’ve reached the point where the real estate industry knows it needs to decarbonize and is ready to act. The climate risks – both physical and transition – are higher than ever. Stakeholder demand from investors and occupants continues to rise. More and more governments are passing regulations around reporting and performance across the globe. No longer is it too expensive for real estate to act on climate change: now, the price of inaction is too high. Real estate cannot afford a portfolio of stranded assets that are unable to meet increasingly high public, private, and consumer expectations for carbon and energy. Climate mitigation is material to real estate operations; real estate has a fiduciary responsibility to decarbonize. State of Green: Greenprint Performance Report, Volume 13 presents the data and analytics behind ULI Greenprint’s decarbonization progress.

The global annual benchmark shows:

  • Despite 2021 return-to-work, ULI Greenprint members achieved energy use and carbon emission reductions
  • The importance of ESG in real estate continues to rise, and an increasing number of companies are committing to ULI Greenprint’s Net Zero Goal of net zero carbon operations by 2050, covering over $570 billion in assets under management (AUM) to date

In 2021, the collective Greenprint community – covering 74 companies and 15,000 properties in 31 countries – reported:

  • Carbon emissions: 4.4% reduction
  • Energy use: 0.0% reduction
  • Water use: 17.8% reduction
  • Waste diversion: 9.2% reduction

Read the full report to learn more about why and how real estate companies continue to make strides toward decarbonizing the built environment.

Watch the webinar here: Webinar State of Green: Leading Real Estate Voices on the Business Case for Sustainability

Report Summary: We’ve reached the point where the real estate industry knows it needs to decarbonize and is ready to act. The climate risks – both physical and transition – are higher than ever. Stakeholder demand from investors and occupants continues to rise. More and more governments are passing regulations around reporting and performance across the globe. No longer is it too expensive for real estate to act on climate change: now, the price of inaction is too high. Real estate cannot afford a portfolio of stranded assets that are unable to meet increasingly high public, private, and consumer expectations for carbon and energy. Climate mitigation is material to real estate operations; real estate has a fiduciary responsibility to decarbonize. State of Green: Greenprint Performance Report, Volume 13 presents the data and analytics behind ULI Greenprint’s decarbonization progress.

The global annual benchmark shows:

  • Despite 2021 return-to-work, ULI Greenprint members achieved energy use and carbon emission reductions
  • The importance of ESG in real estate continues to rise, and an increasing number of companies are committing to ULI Greenprint’s Net Zero Goal of net zero carbon operations by 2050, covering over $570 billion in assets under management (AUM) to date

In 2021, the collective Greenprint community – covering 74 companies and 15,000 properties in 31 countries – reported:

  • Carbon emissions: 4.4% reduction
  • Energy use: 0.0% reduction
  • Water use: 17.8% reduction
  • Waste diversion: 9.2% reduction

Read the full report to learn more about why and how real estate companies continue to make strides toward decarbonizing the built environment.

Watch the webinar here: Webinar State of Green: Leading Real Estate Voices on the Business Case for Sustainability

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