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In this week’s Energy Enablers, David Weston speaks to Lisette van Doorn, CEO of ULI Europe, a nonprofit research and education organisation focused on land use and real estate development disciplines.
In this episode, Lisette warns that the real estate sector is not factoring in the cost of doing nothing when valuing their assets.
As buyers and building users become more aware of the carbon footprint of a building, owners will need to consider the green credentials of their property when valuing it. Less efficient buildings are going to fall in value. •
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