The U.S. faces some pressing challenges
2016 was the hottest year on record, as was 2015
The U.S. recycles less than 20% of its waste
Low-income families spend about 10% of their earnings on energy
Poor food choices are leading to higher childhood obesity
How are we helping to solve this problem?
Across our funds, our Sustainable Living investments have been addressing challenges like these by trying to divert waste from landfill; by promoting a more sustainable approach to food and farming; by refurbishing buildings to make them more energy-efficient; and more.
158/170 Edmund Street
Refurbished energy-efficient office buildings in Birmingham, UK’s central business district.
The property was acquired in 2012 in partnership with Evenacre. Bridges undertook a refurbishment to create high-quality, sustainable office space for a growing number of tenants seeking modern office facilities within the CBD of Birmingham.
Building works included a range of environmental initiatives including intelligent lighting and solar photovoltaic panels. These works improved the property’s EPC rating from D to B, delivering a forecast 44% carbon saving whilst significantly reducing total occupational costs for tenants owing to lower energy and service charge costs. Following completion of building works the property has been fully let to a range of tenants at headline rents of up to £25 per sq. ft.
Since 2002, we have done the following
Of CO2 was saved through renewable and green energy usage across our property portfolio in 2016 alone
Waste produced during construction diverted from landfill
Average reduction in annual CO2 emissions against baseline for all new construction projects
Our latest News & Views
We are delighted to announce that Elizabeth Burgess has joined Bridges’ US team as Partner…Read full article 21st March 2017
Bridges UrbanView will seek out U.S. real estate investments that can deliver attractive financial returns…Read full article 10th January 2017