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EBI on Measuring Sustainability: “It’s All About That Improvement” (VIDEO)

The topic of sustainability and how to achieve it is coming to the forefront in commercial real estate. Quantifying and measuring sustainable efforts and progress is the key, and a pair of experts from EBI Consulting have laid down guidelines in the video below, moderated by Connect CRE founder and CEO Daniel Ceniceros. 

“There’s a lot of claims, especially around ESG and sustainability,” says Mike Eardley, director of energy and sustainability at EBI. “It’s very important to justify these claims and what people mean by them.” 

Will Duggan, ESG program manager, says that in the built environment, the health and well-being of tenants and the sustainability of buildings are the two core focuses. Meeting these two goals isn’t going to happen overnight, and Eardley says building owners and operators shouldn’t expect to get straight A’s on their efforts the first time out. 

“It’s all about that improvement,” Eardley says. “Don’t worry about the initial report card. What steps are you taking to get there?” 

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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 16-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 7-10 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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