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Resonance Asset Management income fund has led the purchasing of four UK wind farms comprising of a total of 23 turbines producing 23.9MW of electricity.  Investments from Northern Europe and UK corporate pension funds and a UK public sector fund have funded the purchase of four new, operating wind farms.  The wind farms provide the fund with an inflation linked income of between 8% and 10% due to government guarantees in pricing.  For full details please click here.

40 Percent Symposium announces the inaugural London Symposium for Sustainable Commercial Property Development & Management London, June 2011 The 40 Percent Symposium announce the first London Symposium to be held on 23rd November 2011 at RIBA Headquarters in Portland Place, London. This year’s symposium will focus on recognising the growing importance of sustainability in all property decisions. More than 250 Property Directors, Property Investors, Asset Managers and Commercial Property Consultants will be invited to and the conference will provide delegates with an overview, in one day, of the current implications of sustainability in commercial property. The Symposium, the first of its kind, will cover current and future European legislation, certification schemes and their relative advantages, the value of sustainability in strategic decisions and a walk through the myriad of environmental performance benchmarks, occupier and investor strategies, green...

Planning has started for the 2nd Frankfurt Symposium in 2014 with John visiting Frankfurt recently to meet with prospective sponsors. Whilst details are confidential at the moment, discussions were held over two days with various key organisations. It is hoped to be able to announce the full list of sponsors before the end of March in conjunction with the official launch of the conference programme, We can announce that  the RICS, GreenRating and DGNB have again confirmed their support. We hope also to be able to announce soon the support soon of a very significant property organisation.  IP Real Estate will join us again as our media partner.  We are delighted to continue our relationships with each of these organisations.  You may have noticed that we have also been busy in revamping our home page on the website to reflect the work that is now being done for Frankfurt 2014.  More details regarding the Frankfurt Symposium 2014 will follow but you...

Schneider Electric become the latest gold sponsors of the London conference in September. Already confirmed are Skanska, Dalkia and Savills. Schneider are global specialists in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries. 

The 40 Percent Symposium announces a great speaker line up and some hot topics for this years event for anyone involved in sustainability in Commercial Property London, 8th July 2013 - The 40 Percent Symposium announces an industry leading line up of speakers for the conference on 18thSeptember 2013. In addition to the keynote speaker Professor Sir John Beddington, most recently the UK Government Chief Scientist, whose focus will be on presenting the urgency of need in tackling climate change in the commercial property sector.  A key debate on Responsible Property Investment will be lead by Jenny Pidgeon, RPI Director of Henderson Global Investors. Other key sessions during the day will focus strongly on the impact of sustainability on the investability of property and risk with panellists Miles Keeping, Deloitte Real Estate, Chris Perkins M&G real Estate, Dr Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Deloitte Research Fellow University of Reading who will specifically look at the issues for...

The IPCC report published last week will warn that it is 95% likely that human activity has driven climate change since the 1950s. The UK Government Scientist said today we can expect significant climate disruption in the future. The property industry is a major part of every developed economy in the world and increasingly developing economies. It therefore has a huge part to play in reducing emissions. It cannot do this without accurate measurement.  As Thomas Stocker, the co-chair of the report depressingly put it: “we are committed to climate change…for many centuries even if emissions of CO2 stop.” To read a full summary of the report please visit The Economist online pages here.

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