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 Bilfinger GVA, we recognise the increasing importance of sustainability as a key driver in investment performance. The sustainability team work with colleagues throughout Bilfinger 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, Bilfinger GVA’s Green to Gold series is the UK’s longest running survey of commercial property investors’ views on sustainability.
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)
On the 4th February 2015, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published their response to the 22nd July 2014 Consultation on the non-domestic private rented sector energy efficiency regulations for England and Wales and submitted the proposed regulations for Parliamentary approval.
Click here to find out more about what DECC has proposed.