Energy And Sustainability

Investors and occupiers seem to agree that energy management and sustainability programs benefit their bottom line as much as they do our planet. But sustainability goals are easier to announce than to achieve. The variety and number of opinions, objectives and providers can be overwhelming. Where to begin?

Start by tapping into our vast experience providing energy management services and sustainability solutions. We have one of the deepest in-house teams of environmental experts in the real estate industry: with professionals accredited in LEED, BREEAM, IEMA, NABERS Energy (formerly ABGR) and Green Star rating systems. They draw from lessons learned worldwide to help extend your sustainability strategy and programs beyond altruism to align with broader business objectives.

Real sustainability is about driving performance. To that end, we have implemented energy management plans for our clients that not only reduce carbon footprints, but also cut operating costs.

UPDATE: Risk and resilience are themes of the Universal Group Global Sustainability Perspective

In this update, as well as a review of the COP15 outcomes, we look at the concept of sustainability risk, uncovering some key results from our Third Dimension risk analysis tool and examining the potential of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies for investors and occupiers. We take a look at sustainability related legislation in the Globe and also extend our sustainability health monitor measures to include issues of ecological and water footprints. Join in the conversation.

Creating a global model for sustainability success

Universal Group is leading the implementation of a program to enhance energy management and sustainability at this historic time. The expectation is that the energy costs will be reduced many fold annually and its carbon footprint will shrink by up to 38-50 percent.
The projects are set and will prove the viability for energy efficiency retrofits to dramatically reduce energy consumption within a sensible payback period. With its unique collaboration among experts from the fields of environmental consulting, engineering, project management and commercial real estate, the retrofit represents a new model for how significant energy savings could be completed in large commercial buildings anywhere in the world.