Investors’ demands for sustainability; environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are among the most pressing issues confronting global financial markets. These requirements impact investment decisions in the real estate sector because they affect prospects for value appreciation, vulnerability to obsolescence, and the risk of premature devaluation.
To address these sustainability and ESG challenges, Irish-owned award-winning KSN Construction Consultants, KSN Project Management, and KSN Energy have established KSN Horizon, which will provide the practical implementation of strategic, long-term sustainable solutions to the real-estate sector in Ireland and Europe.
KSN Horizon was launched with the appointment of Barry Chambers as property director and Brian Cunningham as director. KSN Horizon’s mission is to assist organisations in the real-estate sector in transitioning to a sustainable net-zero, resilient future.
Barry Chambers believes that KSN Horizon is a truly unique development for the real estate sector in Ireland and beyond.
“To achieve net zero for the built environment, we have a fantastic team of sustainability consultants who are supported by an experienced group of property and construction professionals, project managers and energy assessors,” Chambers comments. “Over the course of the coming year, we are planning to double the size of the team from 20 people currently.”
Commenting on the new development, Brian Cunningham says: “KSN Horizon is uniquely positioned to provide a complete end-to-end service – from initial data measurement and verification, implementation of carbon mitigation strategies, asset improvement plans, to subsequent monitoring. KSN Horizon enables us to deliver a unique service offering to our clients to comply with current and imminent regulations and optimise market opportunities.
“We have invested heavily in resources to address current and future sustainability challenges, including training and certification, achieving ISO 9001, 14001, 27001, and 50001 accreditations, attaining BREEAM assessor status, and becoming a member of the Irish Green Building Council, cementing our position as Ireland’s gold-standard dedicated sustainability consultancy,” Brian Cunningham concludes.