Sustainability, Energy & Climate Change
It is within our cities and infrastructure where we can be most influential on our collective sustainable future. More than 70% of the world’s carbon emissions emanate from cities, they raise 80% of GDP and by 2050 three-quarters of the world’s population will live in urban areas. Startlingly, more than half of the urban land cover on the planet predicted by 2030 has yet to be built.
Governments, cities, and businesses face significant challenges related to population growth, resource demands and constraints, and extreme weather events that impact the resiliency and sustainability of our communities. REB2050 is committed to integrating the principles of sustainability into our work in planning, and managing both property and infrastructure.
As well as being cheaper to run, sustainable buildings offer better occupant health and wellbeing, higher staff retention, happier tenants and a boost to corporate reputation. You also get peace of mind that your building is compliant with legislative and/or funding requirements.
EFFICIENT ENERGY AND CARBON MANAGEMENT
Sustainable energy solutions are a major contributor to reducing the cost of energy during the lifetime of a building. They can also significantly reduce the amount of carbon the building emits over its lifespan.
With our help you can meet carbon reduction targets, drive efficiencies, comply with legal requirements and even generate income from renewable energy. We help property developers tell their sustainable stories in creative and compelling ways targeting key stakeholders, including employees, customers, suppliers and investors in being carbon transparent. We also provide commercial advice on energy management and sustainable procurement, as well as whole life value and lifecycle costing.
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
A broad consensus exists that our climate is changing. This means buildings built now will operate in a different climate in the future and design must take this into account. We can assess the risk of climate change on your current and proposed properties, working collaboratively with the designers to identify measures that help manage these risks.