As sustainability initiatives in Asia Pacific increasingly become a core pillar of many businesses’ strategies, the return on capital is not just limited to energy savings.
Companies in Asia Pacific are adopting green goals to help boost social responsibility, branding and to attract talent and, as the real estate sector in Asia Pacific undergoes changes due to rapid urbanisation, sustainability has become big business.
In Asia, Singapore, Tokyo, Australia and China are all among the early and strong adopters of sustainability practices. According to JLL’s Real Estate Environmental Sustainability Transparency Index, Japan has become a leader in sustainable real estate transparency this year joining France, Australia and the UK in the ‘highly transparent’ group for the first time.
The following infographic looks at the state of the green building movement in Asia Pacific and, although the pace of adoption varies from country to country, some megatrends have emerged that will undoubtedly shape the region’s green future.