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Sustainable Real Estate: Creating a Better Built Environment

University of Cambridge

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Buildings produce a third of all greenhouse gas emissions and are one of the main consumers of energy in the world. The real estate sector plays an undeniable role in the climate emergency and needs to be reimagined if we want a sustainable future.

On the Sustainable Real Estate: Creating a Better Built Environment online short course, you’ll learn how to find opportunities within sustainability challenges in the built environment. Designed by expert faculty from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), the course addresses and analyses the ecological, social, and governance aspects of real estate. With this overview of industry trends and risks, you’ll examine how sustainable real estate can contribute to a more resilient and inclusive society, and positively impact communities. Towards the end of this eight-week course, you’ll develop a personal action plan to deliver a sustainable outcome in your own built environment context. This strategy will help you realise the role you and your organisation can play in improving your own supply chains, as well as the vast real estate network.

Is this course for you?

This course is for professionals who want to understand the sustainability challenges facing the real estate sector, and want the knowledge and insights to implement resilient measures to address these challenges. Real estate developers, entrepreneurs, city planners, architects, engineers, and other built environment professionals will learn about the latest planning and design considerations, as well as opportunities for sustainable development. Public sector professionals will have the opportunity to study the impact of sustainability on society, systems, and the broader built environment, and explore solutions to potential challenges. Investment professionals will also gain value from the course, as they realise the impact of climate change on real estate investments, and the value behind delivering a sustainable built environment.

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 95 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points

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