The 2020 Better Buildings Summit is officially on the calendar: June 8–10, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. For the 5th year running, RE Tech Advisors will be supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) annual gathering of stakeholders, industry experts, and thought leaders from across the commercial, industrial, and public building sectors. If the 2019 Summit is anything to go by, the 2020 event promises to be another valuable forum for exchanging insights and experiences around emerging technologies and the latest trends in energy efficiency and resilience.

Here’s what we learned at the 2019 Better Buildings Summit:

1. Climate/Weather Resilience has…

Investors and consumers around the globe are pushing companies to adopt better environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. Our 2018 ESG Sentiment Survey of real estate professionals clearly showed that ESG practices and expectations are on the rise across the sector. Commercial buildings are on the front lines of this trend, as they form the backbone of many communities and represent a significant opportunity to cut utility costs, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, improve sustainability, and create value through improved ESG performance.

In our work with clients, RE Tech Advisors sees 4 key ESG trends driving much of this market activity:

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