The rise of the climate change activist Greta Thunberg has been big news in recent weeks, focussing our minds on the impact of human actions on our planet and the need for changing behaviours and sustainable activities. 

Those businesses looking for new premises are no different. They want to see a developer/landlord's long term plan in terms of protecting the environment and ensuring the sustainability of the space that they will be taking. 

Proptech has added to the pressure to produce “healthy buildings” and tenants are now demanding sustainable features such as energy efficient appliances and sensors to measure how “clean” a building is. From the data produced by proptech, tenants can identify the impact that occupying the building will have on their health and their carbon footprint. Society is changing and as more and more businesses become eco-conscious, developers will need to follow suit and stay one step ahead in an already uncertain real estate space.