Sustainability services

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Our range of sustainability services covers a wide spectrum of clients’ needs, from strategy and reporting to energy performance improvement plans.

Strategy

At GVA, we believe that adopting a sustainability strategy is key to ensuring long term performance. For this reason, we have developed a number of services to assist our clients in defining a strategic approach to addressing sustainability - both at the corporate level, such as Responsible Property Investment policies, and at the fund level, such as environmental policies and implementation plans.

Implementation

An effective implementation plan is an essential addition to any sustainability strategy. In order to monitor improvements and risks over time, it is important that clients identify clear processes around data collection, analysis and acquisition. GVA provides clients with a comprehensive range of services in this area, from pre-acquisition sustainability checklists to target setting.

Reporting

As a result of increased regulation and investor pressure, the importance of non-financial reporting is growing significantly; and it is widely agreed that there are benefits for those companies who disclose their sustainability performance and efforts. Our reporting services address both regulatory (CRC, ESOS, GHG Reporting etc.) and voluntary (GRESB, IPD EcoPAS etc.) reporting.

Improvement

GVA believes that property assets which operate in a more sustainable manner will generate better returns for our clients and reduce the risks of rising energy and climate change costs. We have developed a suite of practical and cost effective services to support our clients’ demands, such as EPC risk profiling and energy data analysis.


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Health and Wellbeing - Occupiers

The demands on the workplace are changing to accommodate a more diverse range of employees, technological advancements and awareness of personal wellbeing.

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Health and Wellbeing - Developers

Landlords and developers can positively influence the health and wellbeing of those who occupy their buildings. With 90% of average business costs relating to staff, could landlords do more to support their end users and enhance asset value?

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Operational Energy Efficiency Service

Our range of operational energy efficiency services are suitable for landlords and occupiers alike. All our services are intended to identify measures that are both practical and cost effective opportunities to save energy, carbon and reduce costs.

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

From April 2018, MEES regulations will come into force, requiring all new leases (including sub-lettings) to meet a minimum EPC rating of 'E' (applies to all existing leases from April 2023).

Our client is a London local authority with a large portfolio and the regulations could lead to significant risk to value, rental values, and capital expenditure demands.

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Participating in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)

GRESB is an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of real assets globally, including real estate portfolios (public, private and direct), real estate debt portfolios, and infrastructure.

Our client a private equity firm decided to participate in GRESB for the first time with two of their existing funds as a start. Having limited resources to allocate to the participation process they aspired to achieve good results for having always adopted the principles of responsible property management.

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