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Accelerating green growth in the built environment

– The industries that make up the built environment are highly fragmented and slow to change. Creating green growth requires shifts in how players design, build, operate, and decommission assets.
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Decarbonizing the built environment

– In this issue of Voices, leaders offer perspectives about how best to decarbonize our built environment and erect a sustainable... future.
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How much is a brick? That depends

– The building-materials sector is struggling. Agile margin management can help companies in the industry protect profitability.
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The new imperative for green commodities

– The energy and materials transition is reshaping the strategic toolbox of commodity producers. Seven actions can help them master... the transition.

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Sustainable infrastructure: The best ideas from the 2022 GII Summit

– Industry leaders gathered in Tokyo for the eighth Global Infrastructure Initiative Summit. Here are some of the best ideas across... the energy transition, digital and analytics, workforce development, and more.
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A confluence of social and economic factors have driven outsized returns for multifamily investors

– New data illuminates the structural factors driving multifamily performance.
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Capturing the green-premium value from sustainable materials

– Materials are the next net-zero frontier. To seize the opportunity, green-materials producers and buyers must act now.
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Will a labor crunch derail plans to upgrade US infrastructure?

– There’s a historic and widening labor shortfall in the US construction sector. Yet it extends far beyond jobsites and varies... by location, demanding tailored solutions.
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Infrastructure investing will never be the same

– Traditionally staid and stable, infrastructure investing has been shaken up by revolutions in energy, mobility, and digitization.... Here’s how investors can stay ahead of the curve.
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Net zero building: Retrofits and new technologies

– Net-zero builders can create value by investing in next-generation technologies, replacing equipment with low-emissions models,... and improving energy efficiency.
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Americans are embracing flexible work—and they want more of it

– The American Opportunity Survey illuminates how many people are offered the option to work from home, who works flexibly, and... how they feel about it.
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Proposed climate rule signals new era for real estate

– The SEC’s draft regulation would require all public companies to disclose emissions and risks related to their real estate.... Here’s why the real-estate industry should move preemptively.
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Building products in the digital age: It’s hard to ‘get smart’

– Opportunity or threat? Innovation is perceived as a double-edged sword in the building products sector, but the winners will be... those who dare to take risks.
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Workplace real estate in the COVID-19 era: From cost center to competitive advantage

– Companies today should build workplaces that help them realize their strategies. Here’s why and how.
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Delivering on the promise of federal infrastructure funds in states

– Thanks to the combined impacts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and pandemic-related recovery bills, states and localities... could have a meaningful effect on lives and livelihoods.
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