Avoiding Green Lemons: the value of green building - the past, present and future

Green and yellow lemons on the pavement

B117 Theatre
Glyn Davis Building
Melbourne School of Design
The University of Melbourne

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This alumni and industry panel looked back at the sustainability and green building momentum over the past decade to examine the challenges presented to the industry. Discussion also explored the factors likely to drive major changes in the way property is owned, occupied and used for investment over the coming 10 years.

Discussion explored political and environmental challenges inhibiting effective property development and investment strategies. It also mentioned the myriad of emissions agendas, rating tools, the sustainability 2.0 movement focused on the occupant, and debated which strategies property stakeholders should be considering.

Panel members

  • Dr. Georgia Warren-Myers (chair)
    Senior lecturer in Property 
    The University of Melbourne
  • Professor Franz Fuerst
    Professor of Real Estate and Urban Economics
    Graduate Programme Director
    Course Director MPhil Real Estate Finance
    Cambridge University Land Society Fellow
    Director of Studies and Fellow Commoner at Trinity Hall
  • Anthony DeFrancesco
    Managing Director, Real Investment Analytics
  • Richard Bowman
    Partner, Ernst and Young, Real Estate Advisory
  • Nina James
    General Manager Corporate Sustainability, Investa Property Group

BE–150 Celebrating 150 Years of Built Environment Education at The University of Melbourne

Part of the BE–150: celebrating built environments education at the University of Melbourne 2019 program.