"BREEAM podcast to explore sustainability solutions and trends with industry leaders

BREEAM podcast to explore sustainability solutions and trends with industry leaders

The BREEAM podcast, which launched today, aims to explain the global challenges of the built environment and explore the latest solutions, trends, and success stories.

Aimed at built environment professionals and stakeholders to tell the stories behind high profile projects and discuss the sustainability issues facing the industry, the BREEAM podcast is now available on AppleAcast, Spotify, and Amazon Music.

The first episode of the BREEAM podcast features guests Davina Rooney, CEO of the Green Building Council of Australia and Peter Templeton, CEO of the US Green Building Council, who join BRE’s CEO Gillian Charlesworth and Jane Goddard, Chief Marketing Officer and deputy CEO.

The discussion focuses on how the organisations’ alliance and green finance guide supports the decarbonisation of the built environment. The group discuss how green bonds and loans can help the drive towards net zero and kickstart the $35 trillion investment needed by 2030. It also gives the inside take on how BRE and its competitors decided to work together to tackle climate change.

The conversation was recorded during the launch of Financing Transformation: A Guide to Green Building for Green Bonds and Green Loans in London Climate Week 2024. This free guide shows how building verification and certification standards can be used to comply with global classifications and bond frameworks, setting a trajectory for the global built environment to meet a sustainable 1.5°C climate threshold.

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Formed earlier this year, the global alliance includes BRE, Green Building Council of Australia, US Green Building Council, Singapore Green Building Council, Alliance HQE-GBC France, GRESB, the Climate Bonds Initiative, and the Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor.  

With buildings accounting for over 30% of global energy use and more than a quarter of emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned that the majority of existing buildings will still be standing in 2050, necessitating large-scale capital investments to support sustainable retrofits and meet climate targets. 

The alliance will strengthen global cooperation between the finance and real estate sectors, which will be essential in kickstarting the $35 trillion investment needed by 2030.

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