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The whole life cycle approach to greening industrial real estate

19th August 2022

When you think of green buildings you might be inclined to think of an electrified modern office tower, rather than a multi-let industrial (MLI) estate, however a whole life cycle approach to this sector shows it can be made as sustainable as any. 

The real estate industry is just beginning to take account of embodied carbon, that is the emissions which come from construction and renovation work, as opposed to building operations. Embodied carbon can amount for up to half an asset’s lifetime emissions, depending on how much maintenance is required.

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