Governments Urged to Think About Sustainability

Property industry leaders are expected to urge governments to work towards a global standard for measuring the sustainability of buildings, it has been revealed. The news comes ahead of a conference session chaired by British Property Federation chief executive Liz Peace later this week....

Property industry leaders are expected to urge governments to work towards a global standard for measuring the sustainability of buildings, it has been revealed.

The news comes ahead of a conference session chaired by British Property Federation chief executive Liz Peace later this week.

MIPIM delegates are due to hear that initiatives launched by both the European Union and the United Nations, have missed opportunities to help the industry measure its efforts to help create a more sustainable environment.

Ms Peace said: "[The] industry is crying out for a truly universal, international approach to measuring and assessing sustainable buildings. We would urge governments and international institutions to stop dithering, stop deluging us with useless and duplicatory initiatives and agree on an effective and easy to use approach."

Ideas due to be put forward at the conference include giving developers the freedom to innovate and find solutions and to establish a single economic price for carbon.

- Thursday 10 March 2011

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