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Global Sustainable Buildings Guide

The built environment accounts for almost 40% of all global carbon emissions, of which around 11% come from embodied carbon. Real estate owners, occupiers, investors and developers have a crucial role to play in our global journey towards a more sustainable built environment. The challenge is real, and an increasing number of developers, investors and other real estate stakeholders are now taking steps to make sustainability a central force behind their business decisions.

We have revised this third edition of our Global Sustainable Buildings Guide to provide an updated overview of key topics that will be relevant to you on your journey to net-zero. We take a comparative look across 34jurisdictions at issues such as: certification models that are recognized in different jurisdictions; energy performance standards; available government subsidies and national targets; and regulatory measures and risks. You are able to select jurisdictions and questions, and compare the answers for a global perspective across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.

We thank all our colleagues across the globe for their contributions and expertise in compiling this guide, and we trust it proves a useful resource for you.

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For questions, assistance or advice, we invite you to contact any of the local authors referenced in the Guide.

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