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The Future of Buildings – – Better.

We are trusted advisors for commercial building owners who seek to strategically transform their assets to meet the demands of a changing market.

  • Regulatory: benchmarking, program analysis, compliance strategies
  • Strategy: goal setting, budgeting, schedule controls
  • Financial: cost-benefit and pro-forma analysis, funding options
  • Implementation: program management, procurement, contract management, project planning, design, construction, and commissioning

What to Know

  • Building decarbonization is the reduction of green-house gas emissions resulting from construction and operation of a building. Near-zero carbon emissions can be achieved with a combination of reducing operational carbon, from energy and water use, and reducing the embodied carbon of the products and materials used in construction, maintenance, repair, and renovations.
  • Net-zero-energy results from providing on-site or off-site renewable energy to fully offset the energy used by a building. This is more easily achieved if energy efficiency measures significantly reduce the energy demand of the building first. Ideally all energy used by a building would be from low-carbon or carbon-free sources.
  • EUI is the total energy used by a building from all sources including methane (natural) gas, electricity, or other, by all occupants, divided by the gross square footage of the building.
  • Building performance standards are regulatory requirements at the city and state level to improve energy efficiency and encouraging reductions in water use and carbon emissions. BPS vary by jurisdiction, but generally have reporting requirements and impose fines for missing reduction targets.
  • Transition risks include legal, financial, reputational, and market risks that result from the transition to a lower-carbon economy. The terms “brown discount” or “stranded asset” may be used to describe a building that can’t meet market demands for low-carbon.

What is Building Decarbonization?

Building Performance Standards

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Transition Risks Overview

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Improve building energy performance; reduce greenhouse-gas emissions; create a healthy, attractive place for occupants; improve asset financials; lead the market and differentiate your product; meet regulatory requirements; mitigate future market and energy-cost risks; support tenant, company, and investor ESG commitments and goals; and more…

“Demand for net-zero carbon buildings continues to increase, and the current imbalance in supply and demand will benefit early adopters of retrofitting by boosting rent and reducing financial risk while also making it easier to attract and retain tenants.” JLL (4)