This report, authored by Catriona Brady, Victoria Burrows, Ahmad Al-Musa, Sara Kawamura, Carolina Montano Owen, Arianna Palmieri, and WSP consultants for the World Green Building Council and published in February 2022, draws from and embraces the rapidly growing sustainability agenda across the built environment: the evolving scope of sustainability; a broadening of what is called ‘green’; closer alignment with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals; and finally the rise in social value as not just a consideration, but a business driver for developers and investors. The report demonstrates seven irrefutable co-benefits for investing in a sustainable built environment, across both the financial and social value case.

Keywords: Architecture/Engineering, Building Retrofits, Climate Change, Construction/New Buildings, Energy Efficiency/Management, Healthy Buildings, Intelligent Building, Large Building Controls/Automation, Post-COVID-19, Protocols/Standards, Smart Cities, Zero Net Energy, Emissions, Embodied Carbon, Carbon Pricing, Sustainable Buildings, Business case

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