Climate Change

Energy

“Our Industry is Not Moving Fast Enough” – UK Green Building Council

February 20th, 2024
Energy

New EU Deal Targets Buildings Renovations, Rooftop Solar & Net Zero

December 20th, 2023
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Energy

#Podcast 25: Making Sustainability a Habit!

In our Podcast series “Sh*t You Wish Your Building Did!”, Memoori explores the intersection between technology and commercial real estate through interesting conversations. In Episode #25 of our Podcast, In this Era of ESG Reporting and Focus on Climate Change, how can Organisations Change their Culture to make Sustainability a Habit? Prabhu Ramachandran, CEO of Facilio […]

US Zero Emissions Building
Energy

Defining a Zero Emissions Building from the Top Down

A zero emissions building is not as easy to define as you may think. Should it include embodied carbon, for example, should efficiency and clean energy generation be specific parts of the definition or should it simply refer to the level of emissions, whatever the approach? These are the kinds of questions being discussed in […]

VPPs Virtual Power Plants
Energy

DoE Claims US Can Save $10 Billion in Annual Grid Costs Using VPPs

The US Department of Energy (DoE) believes the nation can save as much as $10 billion in annual grid costs by 2030, simply by tripling the existing deployment of virtual power plants (VPPs). As the US ramps up sustainability processes in line with environmental targets VPPs are becoming an increasingly important factor in their success. […]

New York Buildings Energy Performance
Energy

Building Energy Performance Codes Pushing Decarbonization Efforts

On Tuesday September 12th, last week, New York City (NYC) Mayor Eric Adams launched “Getting 97 Done,” a new strategy to cut harmful carbon emissions from the city’s many large buildings as obliged under Local Law 97 of 2019. The plan aims to deliver the goals outlined in the broader “PlaNYC: Getting Sustainability Done,” New […]

Electric Vehicle Charging
Energy

Buildings will Play Crucial Role in Growth of EU Electric Vehicle Market

The electric vehicle (EV) market has experienced exponential growth in recent years and expects even faster growth in coming years as markets aim for close to 100% EV penetration in the medium term. EV sales as a share of total vehicle sales has tripled in just three years, from 4% in 2020 to 14% in […]

Ecoworks Building Envelope
Energy

The Energy Performance Potential of the Building Envelope

Often the most obvious things are the hardest to see, and that could be said of the building envelope in our quest for climate-friendly real estate. Architectural trends over the past few decades have favored glass, prioritizing the facade’s aesthetic appeal and leaving the envelope’s functional aspects to take a backseat. Double or triple-pane glass […]

Commercial Real Estate UK EPC
Energy

£93 Billion of UK Commercial Real Estate at Risk of Becoming Stranded Assets

In the UK, an April update to the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) regulations for non-domestic buildings means large swathes of commercial real estate will have to improve their energy performance or face closure. As climate change dominates the headlines once again, building regulators will double down on environmental commitments, and commercial real estate owners […]

Net Zero Buildings DBSNewtonGreen
Energy

Net Zero Buildings Explored: DBS Newton Green, Singapore

DBS Newton Green is one of Singapore’s first net zero buildings by a bank and a great example of the potential of retrofitting over rebuilding. In line with the bank’s net zero targets, the 30-year-old building was set for demolition before a bold retrofit was proposed and approved to reduce embodied carbon impact without compromising […]

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