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Health, wellbeing and productivity in offices: The next chapter for green building

Posted on: 24 November 2014
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A report from the World Green Building Council and JLL suggests that there is “overwhelming evidence” that indoor air quality, thermal comfort, access to natural light and other elements of green office design make employees not only feel better, but also more productive.

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IN_Business

Posted on: 24 November 2014
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This is a twice-yearly magazine from CBRE which presents views on key trends in the national office and industrial markets.

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International Property Measurement Standards: Office buildings

Posted on: 24 November 2014
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For the first time numerous organization from all over the world have come together to create one shared international standard for property measurement.

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Energy performance of office buildings

Posted on: 21 November 2014
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Unlike Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), which provide a theoretical rating of the building’s energy consumption, Display Energy Certificates (DECs) provide information on the actual operational energy consumption. It’s claimed that in the public sector, where they are mandatory, DECs have helped achieve substantial year-on-year reductions in energy costs. The UK government ultimately withdrew plans to make DECs compulsory in the private sector, and while this might have caused dismay for many, it hasn’t stopped others from pushing ahead with their own ideas. The Voluntary Display Energy Certificate (VolDECs) is an operational energy rating scheme designed for commercial office buildings that has been developed by a partnership between the National Energy Foundation (NEF) and Phil Jones of Building Energy Solutions. The not-for-profit scheme has been piloted by Legal & General and tested on 16 of its major, multi-tenanted office properties. This blog contains the outcomes of a discussion with Debbie Hobbs, head of sustainability at Legal & General Property, and Malcolm Hanna, technical director of the NEF, to find out more about the initiative.

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Main streets across the world 2014-2015

Posted on: 20 November 2014
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Main Streets Across the World presents a global barometer of the retail sector, tracking rents in the world’s top 334 shopping locations across 64 countries. The main league table is drawn up by taking the most expensive location in each of the countries monitored. In addition, the publication provides overall regional commentary as well as specific luxury retail overviews for each region.

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Retail Space Europe 2015

Posted on: 18 November 2014
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This volume examines the state of the retail real estate market across Europe.

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Evolving high streets: Resilience and reinvention. Perspectives from social science

Posted on: 18 November 2014
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This collection of opinion pieces brings together the views of a dozen academics and practitioners who have expert knowledge of the issues which must be addressed to understand the evolution of town centres and high streets in the digital era. It forms part of a wider study of the UK’s evolving town centres and high streets in the post-global economic crisis era supported by ESRC. The collection provides insight into the capacity of these vital commercial and community spaces to renew and regenerate. The opinion pieces aim to be thought provoking and will challenge and engage readers from industry, government, and academia alike.

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Global Office Forecast 2015-2016

Posted on: 18 November 2014
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From a global perspective, 2014 was a better year for the office real estate sector, with many markets in much better shape than twelve months ago, and on solid footing heading into 2015. Of course, there are a number of exceptions, particularly in markets in or near areas of political instability, and in those with stalled economic growth.

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Shopfront

Posted on: 18 November 2014
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CBRE’s annual review of retail activity in 2014 and trends for 2015.

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London Office Crane Survey: Winter 2014

Posted on: 17 November 2014
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The total volume of London office space under construction has fallen to a three-year low as completions reach a ten-year high, according to the latest Crane Survey from Deloitte Real Estate. The volume of new space started has almost doubled since the last survey, driven by a number of significant new schemes in the City.

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