The Relevance of Real Estate in Solving Climate Change
Sustainable real estate provides an opportunity to tackle climate change while achieving better financial outcomes. Given the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, we know that climate change cannot be solved without addressing energy efficiency in buildings. Moreover, sustainable real estate provides an opportunity for better financial outcomes and thus presents a major investment opportunity over at least the next two decades. Yet we lack a true and robust picture of what is necessary of buildings on a global basis. This chapter aims to provide a roadmap of the many sustainable real estate strategies that are imperative to reaching our collective global emissions reduction goals.