NYC mandates green construction for major city projects
Mayor Eric Adams has signed an executive order requiring the city’s capital project agencies – such as the department of design and construction – to use more sustainable materials, equipment and sustainability assessments.
EU to crack down on poor building performance
Proposals from the European Commission to set minimum energy standards for buildings have ramped up after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. PlaceTech sets out everything that real estate needs to know about this policy update.
Regulate embodied carbon or miss net zero targets, auditor warns
The built environment has made no progress in reducing emissions related to construction, according to a “hard-hitting” Environmental Audit Committee report calling for mandatory whole-life carbon assessments.
Higher standards needed for workplace air quality
Healthy buildings will help entice occupants back to offices – but air quality rules need to be tighter to improve wellbeing, write James Hallworth, senior associate and head of building technology at Workman, and Francesca Brady, co-founder and CEO at AirRated.