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SIMON WILD

GS8x8Back in February this year, I asked the question “Green Ratings What’s the Point?“, thank you to all that responded. I combined the results from our workshops that we ran in October 2012 for Green Building Week and presented the outcomes at Green Cities 2013.

The survey had some additional questions about the state of sustainability in the built environment.

For those that didn’t make Green Cities here is a summary.

State of Sustainability 

There was an encouraging agreement (89% agreeing or strongly agreeing) that sustainability is now more valued in the market place than it was 10 years ago.

How far we have come

And also a view, although less strong, that sustainability is now generally business as usual in the property industry.

The view of where we are now is slightly different. There was a view among the respondents that sustainability has become about meeting minimum compliance rather than competitive advantage with 43% agreeing and…

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This entry was posted on 26 March 2013 by in Environmental Sustainability.

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Rampant consumerism.
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