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Kenza & Kalima Parnership
May 19, 2022

Kalima and Kenza anounced Partnership to Bring Advanced Solutions to Measuring Real Estate Carbon Footprint

We are excited to announce that Kenza DAO –a web3-native carbon credit protocol for real estate – is partnering with Kalima lockchain – a robust blockchain dedicated to Industrial IoT – to enable the bidirectional connection between the Kenza protocol and the Kalima IoT devices. 

Stranding risk
NEWS
Climate risk and the opportunity for real estate
February 4, 2022

Real-estate leaders should revalue assets, decarbonize, and create new business opportunities. Here’s how.

Market analysis
NEWS
Many people still in the dark over gas boilers, say MPs
February 3, 2022

"Many people in Britain remain unprepared for the revolution in home heating that the country faces in the next ten to 15 years, a report from MPs has said."

Market analysis
NEWS
Energy Efficiency Ratings Aren’t Actually Predicting Energy Efficiency
January 24, 2022

"Buildings with the highest U.K. performance ratings are using far more energy than those with the lowest ratings, according to recent data. It’s a disparity that shows the limitations of current green building standards."

Kenza
NEWS
Kenza lanza criptomoneda para los hogares rentabilizen eficiencia energética
January 19, 2022

Kenza.ai, una empresa hispano-americana que ayuda al sector inmobiliario a gestionar el riesgo por emisiones de carbono, lanza una aplicación gratuita para que los consumidores puedan monetizar la eficiencia de sus viviendas generando tokens, llamados ¨Kenzas¨, que empezarán a cotizar a principios de 2023 y que podrán ser adquiridos por empresas que necesiten compensar su exceso de emisiones. El objetivo es contribuir a acelerar la descarbonización de nuestras ciudades

Policy / Carbon taxes
NEWS
"No ESG, no Taiwan": Cathay Sustainable Finance and Climate Change Summit calls for Taiwan's sustainability efforts to align with international standards
December 27, 2021

The world is following the European Union's lead and taking fast steps to catch up: “Lin-Yi TSAI, Director of the Climate Change Office at the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) stated that in response to the European Union's CBAM, the EPA will simplify administrative procedures to help small and medium-size enterprises to perform carbon footprint inventories. The Climate Change Response Act currently being drafted will include a carbon tax, with rates taking into consideration the level of domestic economic development and using a phased approach to implementation.”

Not specifically referring to real estate, but close enough.

Policy / Carbon taxes
NEWS
This week in tax: Germany’s coalition backs higher EU carbon price | International Tax Review
December 26, 2021

“The EU’s benchmark carbon price under the Emissions Trading System (ETS) reached a record high of €73 per tonne of carbon after Germany’s announcement, as the market reacted. However, analysts say the proposal is unlikely to have any long-term effect on ETS prices, because prices are already averaging significantly above the proposed minimum of €60 per tonne.”

Early drivers
NEWS
Wellington Management leases 106,000 square foot Net Zero lease in Needham
December 21, 2021

A good measure of what to expect when we talk “Green Capex” for office buildings in the near future: “The repositioning will include a deep energy retrofit, full electrification of gas-fired systems, HVAC modernization, including advanced heat recovery, and onsite renewable energy generation from a solar photovoltaic system that is designed to exceed annual consumption.”

Market analysis
NEWS
Commitments to ESG and net-zero goals grew in 2021
December 20, 2021

"A majority of listed REIT are already takin positions and acting with a Green Agenda, although there is still a great gap in terms of required Green Capex."

Policy / Prohibition
NEWS
N.Y.C.’s Gas Ban Takes Fight Against Climate Change to the Kitchen - The New York Times
December 15, 2021

“Variations of gas bans have spread from liberal enclaves like Berkeley, Calif., and Brookline, Mass., to bigger cities, including San Jose, Calif., Seattle and Sacramento, as efforts to curb climate change increasingly take aim at the burning of gas as well as oil. What made the bill a harder sell in New York — where 40 percent of carbon emissions come from buildings — was winter.”

Early drivers
NEWS
Biden Orders Federal Vehicles and Buildings to Use Renewable Energy by 2050
December 13, 2021

"By 2030, Mr. Biden wants the federal government to purchase electricity produced only from sources that do not emit carbon dioxide, the most plentiful of the human-caused greenhouse gases that are warming the planet. By 2032, the Biden administration wants to see the emissions from building operations, such as heating, cut in half. And by 2035, all new federal cars and truck purchases would also be zero-emissions.”

Policy / Prohibition
NEWS
San Francisco Bans New Natural Gas Hookups
December 13, 2021

“San Francisco has become the biggest American city yet to ban natural gas in new buildings. Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, who wrote the legislation, says natural gas is responsible for 44% of the city's overall emissions and is responsible for 80% of building emissions.”

Market analysis
NEWS
Achieving Net Zero Carbon with Real Assets
December 8, 2021

"Standardized accounting methods for emissions and removals are critical to calculate a portfolio’s carbon intensity and advance toward net zero targets. However, such global standards don’t exist yet, which means the choice of carbon metrics is a source of uncertainty and risk."

Policy / Incentives
NEWS
Mayor of London commits £51m to tackling energy efficiency through Warmer Homes scheme | Current News
December 6, 2021

The city of London is subsidising Green Capex.

”The Mayor is currently aiming to achieve a “retrofit revolution”, having announced a centre of excellence, a partnership to bring together social landlords and building firms and an investment in the solar workforce in June.”

Policy / Carbon taxes
NEWS
Landlords consider selling properties over proposed changes to EPC rules
December 2, 2021

“The government has suggested a change to the law requiring all new rental tenancies to have a minimum rating of C and above by 1 April 2025, while existing tenancies, which must now have an EPC rating of E or above, will have to meet this target by 2028.”

Request for policy
NEWS
COP26: four key takeaways for the real estate sector
November 29, 2021

"The concept is clear. Real state can do its part but the article ask for clear government action in the form of targets and regulations for the sector."

Early drivers
NEWS
Ithaca, New York becomes first U.S. city to begin 100% decarbonization of buildings, an urban climate change milestone
November 4, 2021

"Ithaca, New York, begins to fully decarbonize all of its buildings as the first phase of a novel 100% carbon-free city climate policy. Cities are seen as key leaders in U.S. climate change efforts and the massive stock of legacy buildings and residences with low energy efficiency drives a huge portion of carbon emissions. Ithaca’s buildings equate to 40% of its carbon footprint and it is working with building energy specialist BlocPower on the project. To secure political approval and community buy-in, Ithaca lined up $100 million in private financing from Alturus for the effort and will seek up to $250 million more for additional climate change efforts including transitioning the city to electric vehicles."

Policy / Carbon taxes
NEWS
Austria announces carbon tax, offset by reduction in other taxes
October 3, 2021

“Starting in mid-2022, Austrians can expect to pay €30 ($35) per ton, which will rise to €55 by 2025.”

Early drivers
NEWS
CBRE grapples with emissions data headache
September 8, 2021

"A good emissions data management will prove essential: CBRE, the world’s largest manager of commercial buildings, set emissions reductions targets in December 2020. Since then its emissions rose by 500%, but the issue may be, in part, due to real data replacing initial estimates."

Stranding risk
NEWS
The Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor (CRREM): a new tool to reduce stranded investments and guide energy-efficiency decisions in real estate
July 20, 2021

The virtues of CRREM methodology.

Policy / Carbon taxes
NEWS
Addressing climate change through carbon taxes | World Economic Forum
July 16, 2021

“A notable example is the implementation of a carbon tax in the Canadian province of British Columbia since 2008, which has also been celebrated globally as a textbook example of carbon taxation in a sub-state actor, as it covers approximately 70% of provincial GHG emissions.”

Policy / Carbon taxes
NEWS
Canada’s carbon price is increasing on April 1
March 25, 2021

“The price increase translates to 8.8 cents per litre of gasoline as of April 1, 2021 for the regular consumer, according to the Canada Revenue Agency.After the carbon price reaches $50 per tonne in 2022, it will begin rising by $15 per year until it maxes out at $170 per tonne of carbon pollution in 2030, according to the federal government proposal“.

Kenza
NEWS
Kenza & Kalima Parnership
May 19, 2022

Kalima and Kenza anounced Partnership to Bring Advanced Solutions to Measuring Real Estate Carbon Footprint

We are excited to announce that Kenza DAO –a web3-native carbon credit protocol for real estate – is partnering with Kalima lockchain – a robust blockchain dedicated to Industrial IoT – to enable the bidirectional connection between the Kenza protocol and the Kalima IoT devices. 

Kenza
NEWS
Kenza lanza criptomoneda para los hogares rentabilizen eficiencia energética
January 19, 2022

Kenza.ai, una empresa hispano-americana que ayuda al sector inmobiliario a gestionar el riesgo por emisiones de carbono, lanza una aplicación gratuita para que los consumidores puedan monetizar la eficiencia de sus viviendas generando tokens, llamados ¨Kenzas¨, que empezarán a cotizar a principios de 2023 y que podrán ser adquiridos por empresas que necesiten compensar su exceso de emisiones. El objetivo es contribuir a acelerar la descarbonización de nuestras ciudades

Early drivers
NEWS
Wellington Management leases 106,000 square foot Net Zero lease in Needham
December 21, 2021

A good measure of what to expect when we talk “Green Capex” for office buildings in the near future: “The repositioning will include a deep energy retrofit, full electrification of gas-fired systems, HVAC modernization, including advanced heat recovery, and onsite renewable energy generation from a solar photovoltaic system that is designed to exceed annual consumption.”

Early drivers
NEWS
Biden Orders Federal Vehicles and Buildings to Use Renewable Energy by 2050
December 13, 2021

"By 2030, Mr. Biden wants the federal government to purchase electricity produced only from sources that do not emit carbon dioxide, the most plentiful of the human-caused greenhouse gases that are warming the planet. By 2032, the Biden administration wants to see the emissions from building operations, such as heating, cut in half. And by 2035, all new federal cars and truck purchases would also be zero-emissions.”

Early drivers
NEWS
Ithaca, New York becomes first U.S. city to begin 100% decarbonization of buildings, an urban climate change milestone
November 4, 2021

"Ithaca, New York, begins to fully decarbonize all of its buildings as the first phase of a novel 100% carbon-free city climate policy. Cities are seen as key leaders in U.S. climate change efforts and the massive stock of legacy buildings and residences with low energy efficiency drives a huge portion of carbon emissions. Ithaca’s buildings equate to 40% of its carbon footprint and it is working with building energy specialist BlocPower on the project. To secure political approval and community buy-in, Ithaca lined up $100 million in private financing from Alturus for the effort and will seek up to $250 million more for additional climate change efforts including transitioning the city to electric vehicles."

Early drivers
NEWS
CBRE grapples with emissions data headache
September 8, 2021

"A good emissions data management will prove essential: CBRE, the world’s largest manager of commercial buildings, set emissions reductions targets in December 2020. Since then its emissions rose by 500%, but the issue may be, in part, due to real data replacing initial estimates."

Market analysis
NEWS
Many people still in the dark over gas boilers, say MPs
February 3, 2022

"Many people in Britain remain unprepared for the revolution in home heating that the country faces in the next ten to 15 years, a report from MPs has said."

Market analysis
NEWS
Energy Efficiency Ratings Aren’t Actually Predicting Energy Efficiency
January 24, 2022

"Buildings with the highest U.K. performance ratings are using far more energy than those with the lowest ratings, according to recent data. It’s a disparity that shows the limitations of current green building standards."

Market analysis
NEWS
Commitments to ESG and net-zero goals grew in 2021
December 20, 2021

"A majority of listed REIT are already takin positions and acting with a Green Agenda, although there is still a great gap in terms of required Green Capex."

Market analysis
NEWS
Achieving Net Zero Carbon with Real Assets
December 8, 2021

"Standardized accounting methods for emissions and removals are critical to calculate a portfolio’s carbon intensity and advance toward net zero targets. However, such global standards don’t exist yet, which means the choice of carbon metrics is a source of uncertainty and risk."

Policy / Carbon taxes
NEWS
"No ESG, no Taiwan": Cathay Sustainable Finance and Climate Change Summit calls for Taiwan's sustainability efforts to align with international standards
December 27, 2021

The world is following the European Union's lead and taking fast steps to catch up: “Lin-Yi TSAI, Director of the Climate Change Office at the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) stated that in response to the European Union's CBAM, the EPA will simplify administrative procedures to help small and medium-size enterprises to perform carbon footprint inventories. The Climate Change Response Act currently being drafted will include a carbon tax, with rates taking into consideration the level of domestic economic development and using a phased approach to implementation.”

Not specifically referring to real estate, but close enough.

Policy / Carbon taxes
NEWS
This week in tax: Germany’s coalition backs higher EU carbon price | International Tax Review
December 26, 2021

“The EU’s benchmark carbon price under the Emissions Trading System (ETS) reached a record high of €73 per tonne of carbon after Germany’s announcement, as the market reacted. However, analysts say the proposal is unlikely to have any long-term effect on ETS prices, because prices are already averaging significantly above the proposed minimum of €60 per tonne.”

Policy / Prohibition
NEWS
N.Y.C.’s Gas Ban Takes Fight Against Climate Change to the Kitchen - The New York Times
December 15, 2021

“Variations of gas bans have spread from liberal enclaves like Berkeley, Calif., and Brookline, Mass., to bigger cities, including San Jose, Calif., Seattle and Sacramento, as efforts to curb climate change increasingly take aim at the burning of gas as well as oil. What made the bill a harder sell in New York — where 40 percent of carbon emissions come from buildings — was winter.”

Policy / Prohibition
NEWS
San Francisco Bans New Natural Gas Hookups
December 13, 2021

“San Francisco has become the biggest American city yet to ban natural gas in new buildings. Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, who wrote the legislation, says natural gas is responsible for 44% of the city's overall emissions and is responsible for 80% of building emissions.”

Policy / Incentives
NEWS
Mayor of London commits £51m to tackling energy efficiency through Warmer Homes scheme | Current News
December 6, 2021

The city of London is subsidising Green Capex.

”The Mayor is currently aiming to achieve a “retrofit revolution”, having announced a centre of excellence, a partnership to bring together social landlords and building firms and an investment in the solar workforce in June.”

Policy / Carbon taxes
NEWS
Landlords consider selling properties over proposed changes to EPC rules
December 2, 2021

“The government has suggested a change to the law requiring all new rental tenancies to have a minimum rating of C and above by 1 April 2025, while existing tenancies, which must now have an EPC rating of E or above, will have to meet this target by 2028.”

Request for policy
NEWS
COP26: four key takeaways for the real estate sector
November 29, 2021

"The concept is clear. Real state can do its part but the article ask for clear government action in the form of targets and regulations for the sector."

Policy / Carbon taxes
NEWS
Austria announces carbon tax, offset by reduction in other taxes
October 3, 2021

“Starting in mid-2022, Austrians can expect to pay €30 ($35) per ton, which will rise to €55 by 2025.”

Policy / Carbon taxes
NEWS
Addressing climate change through carbon taxes | World Economic Forum
July 16, 2021

“A notable example is the implementation of a carbon tax in the Canadian province of British Columbia since 2008, which has also been celebrated globally as a textbook example of carbon taxation in a sub-state actor, as it covers approximately 70% of provincial GHG emissions.”

Policy / Carbon taxes
NEWS
Canada’s carbon price is increasing on April 1
March 25, 2021

“The price increase translates to 8.8 cents per litre of gasoline as of April 1, 2021 for the regular consumer, according to the Canada Revenue Agency.After the carbon price reaches $50 per tonne in 2022, it will begin rising by $15 per year until it maxes out at $170 per tonne of carbon pollution in 2030, according to the federal government proposal“.

Stranding risk
NEWS
Climate risk and the opportunity for real estate
February 4, 2022

Real-estate leaders should revalue assets, decarbonize, and create new business opportunities. Here’s how.

Stranding risk
NEWS
The Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor (CRREM): a new tool to reduce stranded investments and guide energy-efficiency decisions in real estate
July 20, 2021

The virtues of CRREM methodology.

May 19, 2022
Source
https://medium.com/@Kenza_dao/kenza-dao-kalima-blockchain-638079119002
Kenza & Kalima Parnership

Kalima and Kenza anounced Partnership to Bring Advanced Solutions to Measuring Real Estate Carbon Footprint

We are excited to announce that Kenza DAO –a web3-native carbon credit protocol for real estate – is partnering with Kalima lockchain – a robust blockchain dedicated to Industrial IoT – to enable the bidirectional connection between the Kenza protocol and the Kalima IoT devices. 

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Location
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February 4, 2022
Source
McKinsey & Company
Climate risk and the opportunity for real estate

Real-estate leaders should revalue assets, decarbonize, and create new business opportunities. Here’s how.

READ >
February 3, 2022
Source
BBC
Many people still in the dark over gas boilers, say MPs

"Many people in Britain remain unprepared for the revolution in home heating that the country faces in the next ten to 15 years, a report from MPs has said."

READ >
Location
UK
Tags
January 24, 2022
Source
Bloomberg L.P.
Energy Efficiency Ratings Aren’t Actually Predicting Energy Efficiency

"Buildings with the highest U.K. performance ratings are using far more energy than those with the lowest ratings, according to recent data. It’s a disparity that shows the limitations of current green building standards."

READ >
Location
UK
Tags
January 19, 2022
Source
EFE
Kenza lanza criptomoneda para los hogares rentabilizen eficiencia energética

Kenza.ai, una empresa hispano-americana que ayuda al sector inmobiliario a gestionar el riesgo por emisiones de carbono, lanza una aplicación gratuita para que los consumidores puedan monetizar la eficiencia de sus viviendas generando tokens, llamados ¨Kenzas¨, que empezarán a cotizar a principios de 2023 y que podrán ser adquiridos por empresas que necesiten compensar su exceso de emisiones. El objetivo es contribuir a acelerar la descarbonización de nuestras ciudades

READ >
Location
Spain
Tags
December 27, 2021
Source
Cathay Financial Holdings
"No ESG, no Taiwan": Cathay Sustainable Finance and Climate Change Summit calls for Taiwan's sustainability efforts to align with international standards

The world is following the European Union's lead and taking fast steps to catch up: “Lin-Yi TSAI, Director of the Climate Change Office at the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) stated that in response to the European Union's CBAM, the EPA will simplify administrative procedures to help small and medium-size enterprises to perform carbon footprint inventories. The Climate Change Response Act currently being drafted will include a carbon tax, with rates taking into consideration the level of domestic economic development and using a phased approach to implementation.”

Not specifically referring to real estate, but close enough.

READ >
December 26, 2021
Source
ITR
This week in tax: Germany’s coalition backs higher EU carbon price | International Tax Review

“The EU’s benchmark carbon price under the Emissions Trading System (ETS) reached a record high of €73 per tonne of carbon after Germany’s announcement, as the market reacted. However, analysts say the proposal is unlikely to have any long-term effect on ETS prices, because prices are already averaging significantly above the proposed minimum of €60 per tonne.”

READ >
December 21, 2021
Source
Boston Real Estate Times
Wellington Management leases 106,000 square foot Net Zero lease in Needham

A good measure of what to expect when we talk “Green Capex” for office buildings in the near future: “The repositioning will include a deep energy retrofit, full electrification of gas-fired systems, HVAC modernization, including advanced heat recovery, and onsite renewable energy generation from a solar photovoltaic system that is designed to exceed annual consumption.”

READ >
December 20, 2021
Source
S&P Global: Market Intelligence
Commitments to ESG and net-zero goals grew in 2021

"A majority of listed REIT are already takin positions and acting with a Green Agenda, although there is still a great gap in terms of required Green Capex."

READ >
December 15, 2021
Source
The New York Times
N.Y.C.’s Gas Ban Takes Fight Against Climate Change to the Kitchen - The New York Times

“Variations of gas bans have spread from liberal enclaves like Berkeley, Calif., and Brookline, Mass., to bigger cities, including San Jose, Calif., Seattle and Sacramento, as efforts to curb climate change increasingly take aim at the burning of gas as well as oil. What made the bill a harder sell in New York — where 40 percent of carbon emissions come from buildings — was winter.”

READ >
December 13, 2021
Source
The New York Times
Biden Orders Federal Vehicles and Buildings to Use Renewable Energy by 2050

"By 2030, Mr. Biden wants the federal government to purchase electricity produced only from sources that do not emit carbon dioxide, the most plentiful of the human-caused greenhouse gases that are warming the planet. By 2032, the Biden administration wants to see the emissions from building operations, such as heating, cut in half. And by 2035, all new federal cars and truck purchases would also be zero-emissions.”

READ >
December 13, 2021
Source
Treehugger
San Francisco Bans New Natural Gas Hookups

“San Francisco has become the biggest American city yet to ban natural gas in new buildings. Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, who wrote the legislation, says natural gas is responsible for 44% of the city's overall emissions and is responsible for 80% of building emissions.”

READ >
December 8, 2021
Source
Institutional Investor
Achieving Net Zero Carbon with Real Assets

"Standardized accounting methods for emissions and removals are critical to calculate a portfolio’s carbon intensity and advance toward net zero targets. However, such global standards don’t exist yet, which means the choice of carbon metrics is a source of uncertainty and risk."

READ >
December 6, 2021
Source
Current News
Mayor of London commits £51m to tackling energy efficiency through Warmer Homes scheme | Current News

The city of London is subsidising Green Capex.

”The Mayor is currently aiming to achieve a “retrofit revolution”, having announced a centre of excellence, a partnership to bring together social landlords and building firms and an investment in the solar workforce in June.”

READ >
December 2, 2021
Source
Property Industry Eye
Landlords consider selling properties over proposed changes to EPC rules

“The government has suggested a change to the law requiring all new rental tenancies to have a minimum rating of C and above by 1 April 2025, while existing tenancies, which must now have an EPC rating of E or above, will have to meet this target by 2028.”

READ >
November 29, 2021
Source
Lexology.com
COP26: four key takeaways for the real estate sector

"The concept is clear. Real state can do its part but the article ask for clear government action in the form of targets and regulations for the sector."

READ >
November 4, 2021
Source
CNBC
Ithaca, New York becomes first U.S. city to begin 100% decarbonization of buildings, an urban climate change milestone

"Ithaca, New York, begins to fully decarbonize all of its buildings as the first phase of a novel 100% carbon-free city climate policy. Cities are seen as key leaders in U.S. climate change efforts and the massive stock of legacy buildings and residences with low energy efficiency drives a huge portion of carbon emissions. Ithaca’s buildings equate to 40% of its carbon footprint and it is working with building energy specialist BlocPower on the project. To secure political approval and community buy-in, Ithaca lined up $100 million in private financing from Alturus for the effort and will seek up to $250 million more for additional climate change efforts including transitioning the city to electric vehicles."

READ >
October 3, 2021
Source
DW
Austria announces carbon tax, offset by reduction in other taxes

“Starting in mid-2022, Austrians can expect to pay €30 ($35) per ton, which will rise to €55 by 2025.”

READ >
September 8, 2021
Source
Place Tech
CBRE grapples with emissions data headache

"A good emissions data management will prove essential: CBRE, the world’s largest manager of commercial buildings, set emissions reductions targets in December 2020. Since then its emissions rose by 500%, but the issue may be, in part, due to real data replacing initial estimates."

READ >
July 20, 2021
Source
European Comission
The Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor (CRREM): a new tool to reduce stranded investments and guide energy-efficiency decisions in real estate

The virtues of CRREM methodology.

READ >
July 16, 2021
Source
World Economic Forum
Addressing climate change through carbon taxes | World Economic Forum

“A notable example is the implementation of a carbon tax in the Canadian province of British Columbia since 2008, which has also been celebrated globally as a textbook example of carbon taxation in a sub-state actor, as it covers approximately 70% of provincial GHG emissions.”

READ >
March 25, 2021
Source
Global News
Canada’s carbon price is increasing on April 1

“The price increase translates to 8.8 cents per litre of gasoline as of April 1, 2021 for the regular consumer, according to the Canada Revenue Agency.After the carbon price reaches $50 per tonne in 2022, it will begin rising by $15 per year until it maxes out at $170 per tonne of carbon pollution in 2030, according to the federal government proposal“.

READ >

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