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The panelists Bram Adema, CFP Green Buildings, David Willock, Lloyds Bank, Eric Lounsbury, The Carbon Trust will discuss how to improve the sustainability of existing real estate assets.
05:02 Ahead of the time
09:26 Energy efficiency
20:20 Sustainability and value
33:16 Tech and innovation
Bram Adema is the founder and managing director of CFP Green Buildings. In the past 15 years, Bram and CFP have used online tools to guide thousands of organisations and more than 300,000 buildings towards sustainability by implementing corporate social responsibility, energy management, the New Way of Working, and cost efficiencies.View the profile
David has over 15 years+ experience working for the two largest lenders in the UK, RBS and Lloyds Banking Group. He is primarily a real estate finance banker and leader having managed, originated and restructured over £3bn of real estate loans. He has operated across London (twice), Midlands (twice) and the South West and therefore brings a deep understanding of both large real estate financing in the Institutional & Listed space and the regional private real estate markets. As Managing Director, Structuring & Sustainability, Real Estate & Housing, Commercial Banking, Lloyds Bank he is responsible for driving the sustainability focus of Lloyds in the built environment alongside origination and strategic initiatives.View the profile
Eric leads the Carbon Trust's ventures focusing specifically on venture capital, management of the Carbon Trust's investment portfolio and joint ventures, in particular the £300 million Low Carbon Workplace property fund. Eric also has responsibility for new ventures, managing the “Sandbox” initiative to identify, incubate, and grow high-potential low-carbon businesses and spin-outs. Prior to joining the Carbon Trust, Eric was part of the Sustainability Solutions practice at Dupont in Geneva and was previously a Senior Associate in ICF International’s Climate Change Strategy practice in London and San Francisco. Eric holds an MBA with distinction from London Business School and a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University. He grew up in the Chicago area and is an avid alpine skier and dedicated jazz fan.View the profile
Good morning, everyone and welcomes to this panel discussion where we will be discussing how to improve the sustainability of existing real estate assets. I'm delighted to have with me today at a distinguished set of people who got on the topics in a moment. But before I do that, let me just set the scene with some contacts setting around the scale of the challenge largely. So as we sit here today, I guess from the Comforts of all right homes California's burning Northern Bangladesh's underwater and the ice caps melting. The climate change is really happening and it's already affecting
millions of people around the world just lost you have an extreme weather event by climate change in a billion dollars each and at least age little boy’s catastrophic runaway climate change in the future of the UK government has now legislated to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050 and like a built environment ultimately responsible for close to 40% of all national carbon footprint buildings very much need to be at the top of that at UK Green Building Council
We exist. We need to collaborate with all of our 150 Plus members to radically improve the sustainability of the building environment. About 26% of our UK missions can be attributed to our homes in about 17% are so-called non-domestic buildings make up about 2 million commercial buildings which themselves produce about 10% of our mission is offices.
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