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BPIE: A snapshot of national renovation strategies. Examples from selected EU Member States
BPIE: Boosting renovation with an innovative service for home-owners. BetterHome: An industry-driven one-stop-shop solution, subject of the BPIE Innovation Briefing
CarbonBrief: Analysis: How far would Germany’s 2038 coal phaseout breach Paris climate goals?
CDP: Carbon Pricing Corridors - The Market View 2018
Climate Action: Spain will switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050
Climate Home News: Dutch government to appeal landmark climate ruling, again
Climate Strategy & Partners / Peter Sweatman: Finance & Investing in Decarbonising Europe’s Buildings
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Eco Business: Energy efficiency cuts carbon from buildings: With the highest efficiency standards, countries can cut household carbon emissions at no cost to consumers—and achieve the UN’s climate goals
Eco-Business: 4 ways companies can price carbon: Lessons from India that can work anywhere
Eco-Business: How can companies own their climate narratives?
Eco-Business: Limiting global warming to 1.5C would have ‘significant economic benefits’
Euractiv: 10 countries demand net-zero emission goal in new EU climate strategy
Euractiv: Breaking down the barriers to renewable heating in the UK
Euractiv: Business lobby prepares pushback against EU climate goals update
Euractiv: Energy-efficient buildings: Why MEPs should ban the staged renovation approach
Euractiv: EU carbon prices expected to rise quickly and accelerate energy transition
Euractiv: France to push for EU carbon price floor and border tariff
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CBRE (March 2023) - Decarbonizing Commercial Real Estate
IIGCC (February 2023) - Measuring and Managing Whole Life Carbon in Real Estate Portfolios
UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (January 2023) - Target Setting Protocol—Third edition
CDP (September 2022) - Missing the Mark
Right.based on science (December 2022) - Immobilien mit Impact
IVSC (November 2022) - Survey: ESG & Valuation
IIGCC (October 2022) - Delivering Net Zero: A data catalogue for investors
Hines (April 2022) - Embodied Carbon Reduction Guide
UNEP-FI (Carlin D., April 2022) - 40% of emissions come from real estate; here’s how the sector can decarbonize
MSCI (Panagiotopoulos A.; Teuben B., February 2022) - Breaking Down Real Estate Net-Zero Targets
NZAOA- UN - Convened Net-Zero Asset Owner alliance: Target Setting Protocol - Second Edition
AEW Research Report (June 2021): Climate Informed Real Estate Returns In Europe
BuildingMinds White Paper Report (Jan 2020): Nachhaltigkeit in der Immobilienwirtschaft
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URBAN LAND INSTITUTE-ULI: Global Goals: A Primer on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals for Real Estate
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World Economic Forum (Sept 2020): Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism. Towards Common Metrics and Consistent Reporting of sustainable Value Creation. White Paper
IIGCC, The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change: Net Zero Investment Framework
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Building Minds: Nachhaltigkeit in der Immobilienwirtschaft
Action Energy: Energy Consumption Guide 19 – Energy use in offices
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Bax & Company | RICS | Savills: Revalue project
Better Buildings Partnership BBP: Low Carbon Retrofit Toolkit - A roadmap to success
Bionova Ltd.: The embodied carbon review. Embodied carbon reduction in 100+ regulations & rating systems globally
BPIE | ECN | Ecofys | Enerdata | Seven: EU Building Stock Observatory
BPIE: Europe’s buildings under the microscope
BPIE: Renovating Germany’s building stock. An economic appraisal from the investors’ perspective
Caledcott | Dericks | Pfeiffer | Astudillo: Stranded Assets: the transition to a low carbon economy. Overview for the insurance industry. Innovation Series: Society and Security. Emerging Risk Report 2017. Lloyd’s of London, London.
Carbon Tracker | Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment: Unburnable Carbon 2013: Wasted capital and Stranded Assets
Carbon Tracker: Carbon Countdown, Prices and Politics in the EU-ETS
CCPMRE: PMRE MONITOR Spezial
CDP Carbon Disclosure Project | WRI | WWF: Sectoral Decarbonization Approach (SDA)
Circle Economy: The Circularity Gap Report 2020
Circle Economy | World Business Council For Sustainable Development: Scaling the Circular Built Environment: pathways for business and government
Citynvest: Increasing capacities in Cities for innovating financing in energy efficiency. A review of local authority innovative large scale retrofit financing and operational models
Climact: Net zero by 2050: From whether to how. Zero emissions pathways to the Europe we want
Copenhagen Economics: Multiple benefits of investing in energy efficient renovation of buildings
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (UK): Updated energy and emissions projections: 2017
DG Energy: De-Risking Energy Efficiency Platform (DEEP)
DWS: Green, healthy buildings as economic stimulus.
ECIU Energy | Climate Intelligence Unit (2017): Heavy weather. Tracking the fingerprints of climate change, two years after the Paris summit
Ecofys: Guidance document for national plans for increasing the number of nearly zero-energy buildings
Ecofys: Panorama of the European non-residential construction sector
Enerdata: EnerFuture: Global Energy Forecasts
Enerdata: Nearly Zero-Energy Building Strategy 2020
Enerdata: POLES: Prospective Outlook on Long-term Energy Systems
Energy Saving Trust: Fabric first: Focus on fabric and services improvements to increase energy performance in new homes
EPRA: Enhancing transparency with the TCFD
European Commission: Energy Roadmap 2050
European Commission: EU Reference Scenario 2016. Energy, transport and GHG emissions trends to 2050. Decarbonisation - Carbon Intensity Indicators
European Commission: Practices and opportunities for Energy Performance Contracting in the public sector in EU Member States
European Environment Agency: Overview of electricity production and use in Europe
European Environment Agency: Trends and projections in Europe 2017: 3. Progress towards Member States' greenhouse gas emission targets
Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction: 2019 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction Sector
GPIF: ESG Report 2019
INREV | EPRA: Real Estate in the real economy
IPE Investment & Pensions Europe | Alphen: Cutting carbon emissions could cause losses of up to 25%, says consultant
Marszal | Bourrelle | Musall | Heiselberg | Gustavesen | Voss: Net Zero Energy Buildings - Calculation Methodologies versus National Building Codes
Mercer: Investing in a time of climate change
NHBC Foundation: Designing Homes for the 21st century – Lessons for low energy design
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Global Climate Report - August 2018
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Globally averaged marine surface monthly mean data
NREL: Net-Zero Energy Buildings: A Classification System Based on Renewable Energy Supply Options
OCI Oil Change International: The sky’s limit. Why the Paris climate goals require a managed decline of fossil fuel production
OPEC Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries: 2018 OPEC World Oil Outlook 2040
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency: Trends in global CO2 and total greenhouse gas emissions - 2017 report
TCFD Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures: TCFD homepage
ULI Urban Land Institute | Bienert: Climate Change Implications for Real Estate Portfolio Allocation: Industry Perspectives
ULI Urban Land Institute | Bienert: Extreme weather events and property values. Assessing new investment frameworks for the decades ahead
Umweltbundesamt (Austria): Klimaschutzbericht 2018
UN DESA Department of Economic and Social Affairs | Population Division: World Population Prospects 2017
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme: Emissions Gap Report 2018
UNEP FI & PRI: Inaugural 2025 Target Setting Protocol
World Bank | Ecofys: Carbon Pricing Watch 2017
World Bank Group: Decarbonizing Development. Three Steps to a Zero-Carbon Future
World Bank Group: State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2021
World Business Council For Sustainable Development: The Building System Carbon Framework
World Business Council For Sustainable Development: Decarbonizing Construction: Guidance for investors and developers to reduce embodied carbon
World Green Building Council: Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront
World Resources Institute: CAIT Climate Data Explorer