Policy, regulation, technology and market drivers are changing rapidly and creating new risks and opportunities for organisations and properties. Practical knowledge of the issues can allow the risks to be managed and the opportunities maximised.
At GVA, we recognise the increasing importance of sustainability as a key driver in investment performance. The sustainability team work with colleagues throughout GVA to provide services that improve the sustainability performance of clients’ organisations, investments and operations.
We are actively involved in finding solutions for clients and the real estate industry and are involved with a number of industry bodies including the UK Green Building Council, the Better Buildings Partnership and the RICS. We regularly provide the market with information and insight on pertinent issues that impact the industry. In particular, GVA’s Green to Gold series is the UK’s longest running survey of commercial property investors’ views on sustainability.
GVA's Sustainability Snapshot
On the 22nd July 2014, and after much anticipation from the market, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) released their consultation on the proposed Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) regulations.
You can download the consultation paper here.