- Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.
- The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute has completed a report for that examines the impact climate change is likely to have on Alberta's ecosystems. Alberta's boreal forest may transition to aspen forest and grasslands as a result of changing climate conditions.
- The Climate Bonds Initiative has issued proposed eligibility criteria for solar assets under the Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme.
- Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than 9-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050
- The sun is finally rising on the global solar business, with growing demand in developing regions helping to ignite the first increase in industry wide capital spending in three years in 2014
Theddi Wright Chappell
Senior Managing Director & National Practice Leader, Cushman & Wakefield Inc., USA
Theddi Wright Chappell, CRE, MAI, FRICS, AAPI, LEED AP is a Senior Managing Director and National Practice Leader of the Green Advisory Practice within Cushman & Wakefield's Valuation & Advisory group. She is a Director of the Green Building Finance Consortium and was an organizer and presenter at the international Vancouver Valuation Accords I and II in Vancouver, BC. In collaboration with the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) and Cushman & Wakefield's Research Group, Theddi developed the Green Building Opportunity Index, the first office market assessment tool to provide weighted comparisons of top U.S. office markets on the basis of both real estate fundamentals and green development considerations,.
Theddi co-authored and taught the Appraisal Institute's first seminar on valuing green buildings,An Introduction to Valuing Green Buildings, and is in the process of developing a second, more expanded offering on the valuation of high performing green buildings. She speaks nationally and internationally on the implications of green and sustainable building strategies on asset value. Along with collaborator Chris Corps, MRICS, she completed a series of case studies for the Cascadia Chapter of the US Green Building Council entitled,High Performance Green Building - What's it Worth?for international distribution.
She has been actively engaged in the commercial real estate appraisal business for over 20 years. Prior to joining C&W ,she served as the CEO of Sustainable Values, Inc. in Portland, Oregon, where she specialized in market, feasibility and investment analysis, particularly related to valuation and financing of new, existing, and urban redevelopment projects, and the identification and quantification of the benefits of sustainable development.