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What You Need to Know About How the EPBD Will Affect Construction and Real Estate

Few pieces of legislation will be as impactful or wide-reaching as the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).  The newly revised directive provides much-needed clarity about the changes needed to our built environment in order to meet the EU’s environmental goals by 2050. Affecting both new constructions and the renovation …

EU Taxonomy Alignment Can Increase Access to Capital and Future-proof Your Assets

As sustainability becomes a key priority for many investors and funding institutions, reducing the environmental impact of your assets can enhance their long-term value and offer a competitive advantage. One way to ensure your assets are meeting the highest sustainability standards is through EU Taxonomy alignment. Catalyst CEO and founder …

ESG Trends in 2024 – A Constantly Shifting Landscape

The past 24 months have seen a seismic shift in investor behaviour, and the nature of transactions has shifted dramatically. We have seen the adoption of the EU Taxonomy, SFDR, SDR and several other new legislative shifts at EU, national, and even local levels across the EU and UK. Our clients …

Maximising Potential: The Value of ESG Due Diligence in Asset Transactions

What is ESG Due Diligence? Who and what is it for? In today’s investment environment, the significance of ESG factors cannot be underestimated. Arising from the growing impact of ESG, Due Diligence has become an increasingly important and valuable part of transactions. ESG Due Diligence involves a thorough examination of …

Catalyst: Pioneering ESG Services in the Real Estate Sector

As the CEO of Catalyst (formerly i3PT), I am delighted to share our journey and the evolution back our company has been through in recent years. Our company was established to provide client-side independent technical advice on major capital projects. We excelled at this, and we have built an excellent reputation within our industry.

What construction must learn from Grenfell and Apollo 1

Improving safety in the industry requires more than regulation. It requires moral leadership and a willingness to challenge unethical behaviour at every turn, says Paul Nash.

Building Safety Act 2022 – Registering a higher risk build

On 12th April 2023, the register of ‘higher risk buildings’ opened and, if you are the Principal Accountable Person for a higher risk building, or the Principal Accountable Person has authorised you to act for them, you have until 30th September 2023 to register your building.

Catalyst’s Guide to the Building Safety Act

In the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, the UK Government commissioned an Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt, DBE.

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