Bruntwood has started installing electric charging points at its buildings in and around Greater Manchester as part of an Innovate UK Prospering from the Energy Revolution project in partnership with Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
The digital connectivity rating firm has announced plans to achieve Certified B Corporate status for its social and environmental impact as it nears the launch of its smart building certification product.
Meeting the challenge of climate change will require a holistic, integrated approach to city development, with sectors such as real estate working in cooperation with other industries, a report by the World Economic Forum has said.
Innovate UK-backed RenKap, founded by ex-Arcadis rising star Gonzalo Marquesini, is attracting public sector clients and government interest with its solution to aggregate brownfield land and appoint development teams through an online market.
The UK Green Building Council said the industry “urgently need clarity” from the Prime Minister on the budget to bring forward his 10 Point Plan, which has far-reaching implications for upgrading property.