Categories: Sustainable Commercial Buildings Sectors: Owners
Some of the property industry’s most successful executives reinforced the role of sustainability at the Property Council of Australia’s Congress summit highlighting signs of continued growth as evidence of its strengths throughout the Global Financial Crisis.
Speaking to local and international business leaders, the key message from the assembled panel was environmental performance in the property sector was here to stay.
“We’re I sit today, we’re absolutely marching forward as a country,” said Grocon CEO Daniel Grollo.
Grollo said the sector would only grow with requirements from both the property and corporate sector ensuring the environmental performance of buildings.
The centrepiece of this being Mandatory Disclosure, which kicks-off November 1, 2010 and will call on property owners to provide credible and meaningful energy efficiency information to prospective purchasers and lessees of large commercial office space
Australand managing director Bob Johnson said the industry had known about these laws for some time and were gearing-up for the Commercial Building Disclosure program.
However, caution was expressed on the issue of further mandates from the new Federal Government that could come at a cost to the sector.
Robert Harley - Australian Financial Review
Andrew Bird, Chief Investment Officer - AMP Capital
Daniel Grollo, CEO - Grocon
Bob Johnston, Managing Director - Australand
Ray H. Mackey, Chair of BOMA International