Bulletin library

Browse the GVA sustainability bulletin library

GVA’s sustainability bulletins deliver information and clarity on the complexities of sustainability, from regulation to protecting assets. These bulletins are designed to provide a clear and concise overview of current sustainability issues and trends.

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

From April 2018, the regulations will require all new leases (including sub-lettings and qualifying lease renewals) to meet the minimum standard EPC rating of ‘E’ (applies to all existing leases from April 2023).

Beyond the main headlines there are a multitude of risks for both landlords and occupiers. These risks may impact lease event negotiations, investor/occupier demand, valuations and debt provision. At GVA we have created a multidisciplinary team to manage your risk and deliver positive outcomes at all stages of the asset life cycle.

The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark

GRESB has become the primary indicator of a property fund’s sustainability performance. Since its inception in 2009, GRESB has managed to establish itself as a globally recognised sustainability benchmark for real estate portfolios (public, private and direct) around the world.

Survey response management, performance improvement and data collection are areas where we work with our clients to ensure their submission is optimised.

Manadatory GHG reporting requirements

Information on mandatory GHG Reporting impacting all companies quoted on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.

Green to Gold 2016

The latest in our successful series of reports providing an insight into investment attitudes towards sustainability.

Heat Network Regulations

Landlords who supply heat to tenants need to take action by 30 April 2015 to comply with these new regulations.

Housing and Planning Act 2016

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 requires councils in England to prepare an annual report containing details on the efficiency and sustainability of their buildings. Learn more about how our sustainability team can help you.

MEES regulations overview

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards regulations.

Scotland Section 63 regulations

The Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016 were passed into law on 8th March 2016.

Better known as the Section 63 regulations, they place an obligation on the current building owner to assess and improve the building’s energy performance.

Property Post Paris

The world is on track for a 3 to 4 degree temperature increase by the end of the century. The property sector has a huge role to play in turning the Paris Agreement into action. 70% of the world’s monetary wealth is in land and real estate and the built environment accounts for 40% of energy use and a third of carbon emissions.

Building Regulations - Part L

GVA expands on the changes to Part L Building Regulations and the new improvement targets.


A deeper look into the mandatory UK-wide trading scheme for ensuring that UK energy reduction targets are met.

EPC and DEC requirements

Compliance with the Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012.


A look into the requirements for mandatory energy audits by December 2015.

Green Lease

GVA looks into the growing demand for green leases from both property owners and occupiers.

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