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USD $1 million donation to underwrite technical assistance for achieving net zero emissions

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Gift underwrites net zero technical assistance

The Urban Land Institute’s net zero mission has received a boost with a USD $1 million donation from Owen Thomas, the chief executive officer of Boston Properties Inc.
Global energy load has capacity to ease poverty

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Global energy load has room to ease poverty

New research concludes there is capacity to power universal decent living standards (DLS) and stay beneath a 1.5-degree Celsius ceiling for temperature rise.
LSE IPO targets investors in supported housing ventures

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LSE offering targets supported housing ventures

Responsible Housing REIT aims to generate sustainable investment returns and pioneer an alternative model for financing and delivering affordable, assisted accommodations.
ESG benchmarking tallies continued global uptake

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ESG benchmarking tallies growing global uptake

The 2021 GRESB real estate results, slated to be released later this fall, will draw from a database of 1,520 entities collectively reporting on 117,000 assets valued at USD $5.7 trillion.
Passive House design withstood meltdown conditions during recent Ice Box Challenge in Glasgow, Scotland

Canadian Property Management

Meltdown conditions no sweat for passive cooling

Glasgow, the host city for the upcoming 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, provided the venue to test and compare the thermal performance of Passive House design against the Scottish building standard.
Oxford Properties to acquire U.S.-based portfolio of infill light industrial buildings

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U.S. infill light industrial fits Oxford’s aims

The USD $2.2-billion (CAD $2.7 billion) deal involves 149 warehouse/distribution buildings located in 12 major metropolitan markets throughout the United States.
real estate investment universe expands in 2020

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Real estate investment universe expands in 2020

MSCI estimates the global professionally managed real estate investment market grew by 9 per cent to reach USD $10.5 trillion in 2020, up from USD $9.6 trillion in 2019.
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High eviction rates prompt U.S. investigation

Four major U.S. landlords with high eviction rates during the pandemic are being investigated for a failure to comply with the eviction moratorium.
Intra-Commonwealth investment in real estate dips in 2020

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Pandemic strains intra-Commonwealth investment

Real estate recorded the most notable dollar-value decline in intra-Commonwealth investment activity in 2020 relative to the three-year annual average prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cool careers resonate on World Refrigeration Day 2021

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Cool careers resonate on World Refrigeration Day

The annual awareness campaign, which unfolds on June 26 every year, promotes and celebrates the role refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pumps play in global health and productivity.
Oxford looks to pump up Australia's institutional-grade multifamily inventory

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Australia awaits institutional-grade multifamily

Oxford Properties is targeting opportunities to pump up Australia’s institutional-grade multifamily inventory and capture renters locked out of the booming housing markets in Sydney and Melbourne.
U.S. looks to UK's BIM expertise

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U.S. looks to United Kingdom’s BIM expertise

Building sciences practitioners in the United States are looking to the United Kingdom for guidance as they develop a national building information management (BIM) program aligned with international standards.
CPP Investments is among global top 10 real estate investors for 2021

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CPP among global top 10 real estate investors

CPP Investments is one of five pension plan managers on the list, along with three global insurance/asset management firms and two sovereign wealth funds.
GID Industrial will target last-mile sites in major U.S. markets

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Ivanhoé Cambridge targets U.S. last-mile sites

Together, the two partners forming GID Industrial have 19 million square feet of industrial inventory in 15 American markets.
Stargazers evoke conflicting demands for lighting in remote settings

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Stargazers evoke conflicting lighting demands

The U.S. National Parks Service is teaming with the Illuminating Engineering Society to devise an outdoor lighting standard that supports safety and navigability with minimum infringement on night-sky viewing.
IcGG requirements

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New roadmap for navigating IgCC requirements

ASHRAE and the International Code Council have collaborated on a users’ manual to support understanding and interpretation of the 2018 International Green Construction Code.
Celebrated attractions convey spinoff real estate value

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Iconic sites convey spinoff real estate value

Niagara Falls, and Jasper are the two Canadian entrants on a largely European and American list of locales associated with celebrated global attractions.