19 Feb '13, 10am

Ecobuild - Blog - Does sustainability pay?

Does sustainability pay? Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:00:00 created by: Simon Guy In a tough economic climate the question being asked by developers and clients is does sustainability pay? And, with a relatively uncertain outlook, will sustainable buildings continue to be a priority? Statistics released at the end of 2012 for BREEAM seem to suggest that developers and owners are continuing to treat sustainability as a priority. 2012 was a record year for BREEAM registrations and certifications, with over 15,000 projects certified, equating to over 200,000 buildings and in excess of 40 million m2 of floor area. In addition the number of Excellent/Outstanding ratings is now 1 in 4, compared to 1 in 5 in 2011. This suggests that clients, developers, design teams and BREEAM assessors are rising to the challenge. There are some changes in the detail behind the headlines – cert...

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