June 2016

How can we achieve sustainability in commercial real estate?

This is a major, major issue to change the way engineers design and construct buildings to ensure our personal health along with the health of the planet. Today on The Urban Monk Pedram Shojai welcomes a man who is at the forefront of this issue in California.

Chris Jafarieh heads up the Green Diamond division of the Blaqk Diamond Group and he’ll give us an insight into how traditionally constructed buildings are impacting us and the planet.

Can only new buildings be completely sustainable? Is it possible to retrofit old buildings? How much would that cost and is it worth it? What is a green, sustainable building anyways? And what does the future hold for sustainable buildings?