Challenges facing developers are diverse: from planning, environmental concerns and competition for sites to social impact and changing legislation.
Howard Kennedy and CREW UK came together on Wednesday 21 October to hold a webinar on how to build a green building when considering social value and a project's positive impact.
Our panel discussed the past, present and future position on the importance of building sustainably and how the process has evolved.
We explored the following topics:
- Green buildings are not a new concept, but the desire to develop in this way hasn't been the fastest. Why is this?
- What are the drivers for big institutional developers and investors such as British Land?
- Will it become a regulatory requirement?
- When thinking "green" it's not just the building to consider, how important are social value and communities?
- Should the resilience of buildings now be factored in, especially bearing in mind the carbon cost?
- Has the impact of COVID brought well-being to the forefront, how do we address this?
- Where is the tensions between wellbeing and energy efficiency?
- Will investors demand more from their buildings, and what they give back to their surrounding communities?
Our expert panel:
- Juliette Morgan, Head of Sustainable Development, British Land
- Jonce Walker, Global Director of Sustainability and Wellness, HLW
- Heidi Blau, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner | Management Committee, FXCollaborative
- Mariya Tsvetkova, Senior Associate, FORE Partnership
- Rebecca Davison, Senior Associate, Howard Kennedy and CREW UK Board Member