(3BL Media/Just Means) Green building is a trend that is on the upswing. The number of global builders that have at least 60 percent of their projects certified green will double from 2015 to 2018, predicts the World Green Building Trends. By 2023, commercial building owners and managers will have invested an estimated $960 billion globally on making their existing built infrastructure green.
FROM THE EDITOR
Market Boom for New Building Energy Management Systems
Residential and commercial buildings account for 39% of total US energy consumption and 38% of CO2 emissions. It makes sense that companies would buy in to new energy management systems to reduce use and emissions, reports Energy Management Today. Building energy management systems (BEMS) integrate software, hardware, ICT technologies and services to help monitor, control, and automate building functions, resulting in effective energy efficiency management. A new report from Global Market Insights projects that the global building energy management systems market will grow to more than $6 billion in the next six years. Notable BEMS players include Honeywell, Ingersoll-Rand, IBM, Johnson Controls, Jones Lang LaSalle, Schneider Electric, Siemens, and Toshiba. Once again, business finds opportunity in innovation.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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(3BL Media/JustMeans) — When someone takes a swig from their favorite beer, they may not realize that brewing beer is an energy intensive process. But brewing companies that want to reduce their carbon emissions are well aware of the issue.
That's why Carlsberg Group, a global brewer headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, has set the lofty goal of powering its breweries with only renewable energy by 2022.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The agriculture sector is not only a major contributor to climate change, but also among the sectors most impacted by it. Agriculture can be one of the keys to address the problem of climate change. By some estimates, sustainable farming can potentially mitigate about six giga-tons of carbon equivalent by 2030, mainly by improving the capacity to absorb organic carbon in land and vegetation.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – What’s the difference between an arranged and a forced marriage? Well, the difference is based on consent and coercion. In an arranged marriage, both the bride and the groom consent to have their marriage arranged (with varying degrees of choice about when and whom to wed). In a forced marriage, one or both of them is coerced into the marriage and there’s no free, informed consent.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A year ago, the European Commission announced it would establish a High Level Expert Group (HLEG) to advise it on developing a comprehensive EU strategy on sustainable finance. The group was established in December 2016 and comprises 20 members of the public, the finance sector and academia.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A growing number of institutional investors now seek to avoid financial risks associated with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. Their goal is to achieve portfolio diversification to mitigate risk as well as engage with corporate managements as active investors or owners.