Net Zero Buildings: Latest Trend in Sustainability

by / Wednesday, 20 February 2013 / Published in CRE Trends, iCORE, Industry Trends

Increased awareness of the devastating effects of fossil fuels on our environment has led CRE groups to take action.   In continuing with yesterday’s focus on sustainability, we want to highlight a few of the recent actions that organizations are taking to encourage companies to reduce their greenhouse emissions.

Sustainable Building

In 2011, the International Living Future Institute launched the Net Zero Energy Building Certification to recognize and reward pioneers in this field.   Per their certificate criteria, “one hundred percent of a project’s energy needs must be supplied by on-site renewable energy on a net annual basis.”  While true net zero buildings remain rare, establishing this certificate provides a target that developers and architects can aim for.

In a press release earlier this month, CoreNet outlined new public policy recommendations that ‘multi-national corporations should strive for net-zero buildings as optimal outcomes of their long-term energy management and energy conservation strategies.”  This recommendation was based on research conducted with both building owners and occupiers, and underscores the heightened pressure for companies to do their part to protect our environment.

At iCORE, we’re dedicated to helping companies find real estate solutions that uphold their commitment to sustainability.   We actively work with clients, both local and multi-national corporations, to reduce their environmental impact.

As part of our service offering, industry experts provide in-depth portfolio analysis and actionable solutions that result in the lowest carbon footprint possible.   While, at the moment, opportunities to reside in net zero buildings are rare, we want companies to know that there is a multitude of ways they can  help bring us closer to the goal of sustainable buildings and communities.

Contact iCORE Global today at to learn how our sustainability programs can benefit your company.