ZAGREB, CROATIA-Colliers International Southeast Europe, based here, has announced that it has hired a regional sustainability advisor, and hopes to integrate green building practices into its daily operations over three million sm (30 million sf) from 10 European offices in six countries, as well as into consulting services with clients. The office here has also adopted its Regional Initiative for Sustainability and the Environment.

Erin Inglish, the new green advisor, tells GlobeSt.com that Southeast Europe, with countries that include Greece, Montenegro and Albania, owners and developers here are at the tipping point of green awareness. “Their immediate reaction is that it’s not tangible or applicable, but I think it’s because they associate sustainability with expensive, high-tech designs that include solar panels or green roofs, when in fact it’s more about the fundamentals of social and economic efficiency,” Inglish says.

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