Recap: An Introduction to CREtech Climate — Making the Case for Decarbonizing the Built World and Promoting ESG Initiatives

  • Stacy Smedley, Executive Director, Building Transparency
  • Marta Schantz, Senior VP, ULI
  • Michael Glatt, Vice Chairman, MACRO
  • Greg Smithies, Partner, Fifth Wall
  • Mark Grinis, Global Real Estate, Hospitality, and Construction Leader, EY
  1. The financials are there. Reducing energy reduces operating expenses.
  2. Investors value more sustainable real estate funds.
  3. Tenants are asking for it.
  4. There are non-energy benefits of sustainability, like resilience and grid reliability, when you think about the interconnected system of buildings within cities.
  5. The regulations. Cities and countries across the globe are launching aggressive goals and policies that directly affect the building sector. NYC, Vancouver, and St Louis are already implementing new standards.

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