Reporting from MIPIM, "Common causes, common measures:"
Countries around the world have varying standards for measuring sustainability, from LEED in the United States to BREEAM in Europe. Further, governments are instituting laws designed to force investors and developers into incorporating energy saving measures. Forces which are combining to demonstrate the clear need for a common standard of "sustainability" for commercial properties. The lack of coordination in the industry across the world is greatly reducing transparency; it is nearly impossible to compile statistics for energy savings achieved across the world due the implementation of these programs because the standards vary so widely.
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