Case Studies

  

  • At Hollywood House in Woking, PRUPIM worked in partnership with Skanska as both occupier and contractor to deliver a sustainable refurbishment. On the two floors occupied by Skanska, this is reducing energy use by 56% and significantly improving water efficiency, saving £28,000 each year, as well as cutting CO2 emissions by 113 tonnes.

  • British Land’s refurbishment of 199 Bishopsgate is set to reduce regulated CO2 emissions by 60%, compared to the existing building, upgrading the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating from an E to a B. The building is also on track to achieve a BREEAM Excellent sustainability rating.

  • GE’s fit-out of The Ark in Hammersmith achieved a Ska Silver rating for sustainability, thanks to the introduction of a series of innovative technologies and initiatives. These are cutting energy use, saving water and increasing recycling, at the same time as offering a pleasant working environment.

  • Legal & General Property’s major refurbishment project at 6 Agar Street achieved a BREEAM Excellent sustainability rating. Sustainability features are set to reduce absolute CO2 emissions by 60% compared to the existing building and water use by 39% per person.

  • At Exchange House, British Land has cut landlord-influenced energy use by 24% in three years, working with the building management team and occupiers. This has been made possible by a new automatic meter reading (AMR) system and optimisation process. Total building savings over the last three years include 4,500 tonnes of CO2 and £378,000 on occupiers’ energy bills.

  • At 338 Euston Road in Regent’s Place, British Land has cut landlord-influenced energy use by 56% in three years, following a major refurbishment project, combined with rigorous ongoing management, made possible by an advanced energy metering system and optimisation process. Total building savings over the last three years include 6,900 tonnes of CO2 and £875,300 on occupiers’ energy bills.

  • Bristol and Bath Science Park opened in September 2011 as a commercial development scheme designed and built to be an exemplar of sustainability. Amongst the Park’s many sustainability attributes, a range of green travel initiatives are making it easier for people to get to and from the site.

  • Since installing an extensive automatic meter reading (AMR) system at 40 Grosvenor Place in 2006, Grosvenor has saved occupiers £676,600 on energy bills and has cut CO2 emissions by 17,650 tonnes.

  • At Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth, Land Securities has installed the largest array of photovoltaic roof panels on any UK shopping centre. This is set to produce 280,000 kWh of clean power in the first year, with payback within 10 years. It will cut CO2 emissions by 3,750 tonnes and will save around £1.5 million on electricity costs over the next 25 years.

  • Since buying the Blenheim Centre in 2010, Legal & General Property has increased recycling by 96% and cut electricity use by 7%. This has been achieved through a series of low or no-cost initiatives, which will save £2,300 on annual energy bills, cut CO2 emission by 14 tonnes and divert 23 tonnes of waste from landfill.

  • At Bon Accord shopping centre in Aberdeen, Land Securities has refurbished and improved air handling units. This has contributed to almost £50,000 of annual energy cost savings and an 80% reduction in energy use for heating and ventilation in common parts.

  • Legal & General Property has cut gas consumption at 50 Pall Mall by more than half in just one year, through proactive management, engagement with occupiers and refurbishment works. This has contributed to annual energy cost savings of over £40,000.

  • Transport for London played a key role in the Greater London Authority’s successful pilot of the RE:FIT programme, implementing a range of energy saving measures across 22 of its Head Office buildings. These improvements will yield annual energy savings worth £500,000 and cut 2,400 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

  • In partnership with Transport for London, London Remade and occupiers, Henderson Global Investors and the property management team at The Brewery shopping centre have developed a new, sustainable delivery and procurement strategy, which has reduced retail deliveries by 12% and cut waste collections by 5%.

  • At Crystal Peaks shopping centre, Hermes Real Estate has cut energy use by over 40%, as part of the company’s comprehensive approach to responsible property investment. This has also seen a significant reduction in crime incidents on site and the introduction of a number of successful biodiversity initiatives.

  • At its UK head office, Grosvenor has cut energy use by 14% since 2009 through a range of low or no-cost initiatives. Over the last two years, this has saved 190 tonnes of CO2 emissions and £27,200 on energy bills.

  • At 10 Exchange Square, British Land brought together all parties involved in the building to work collaboratively on sustainability initiatives. Over the last two years, this collaborative approach has saved 1,530 tonnes of CO2, diverted over 220 tonnes of waste from landfill, and saved £235,000 on occupiers’ energy and water bills.

  • At St Stephen’s shopping centre, British Land has introduced a series of low-cost initiatives, which have cut energy use by 36% over the last two years and water use by 75%, saving 675 tonnes of CO2 emissions, 35 million litres of water and £138,700 on energy and water bills.

  • Workspace Group refurbished Chester House, cutting the whole lifecycle carbon emissions of the building by almost 12%, compared to a new regional office building. This will save more than 4,000 tonnes of CO2 over the building’s 60-year lifespan.

  • Quintain ran an energy efficiency month at its student accommodation building in Preston. This saw energy use in the building drop by 12%. Achieving similar efficiencies across the company’s 1.1 million sq ft student accommodation portfolio would result in almost £150,000 of annual energy cost savings and 1,100 tonnes less CO2 emissions.

  • By providing managing agents with the processes and tools to manage properties in a responsible manner, and by sharing best practice, Hermes Real Estate has saved over £900,000 on energy costs over the last five years and cut CO2 emissions by 2,910 tonnes.

  • British Land is rolling out an advanced energy metering system and optimisation process across its office portfolio, with occupier agreement. This follows a successful pilot at its multi-occupied head office building, York House, where British Land influenced energy use has reduced by 38%.

  • In 2009, GE Capital Real Estate trialled an automated utility meter reading system at its then London head office, achieving savings in the first year of over £57,000. Following the success of this trial, the company has started to roll out the scheme across 20 of its multi-occupied office buildings.

  • One Canada Square is an iconic, 50-storey, multi-occupied building in the heart of Canary Wharf. Completed in 1991, the tower is undergoing a rolling programme of energy efficiency improvements to reduce CO2 emissions and operating costs.

  • At Prospect House, Hermes Real Estate worked with occupier, NBC Universal, and managing agent, Jones Lang LaSalle, to implement sustainable technologies and management strategies, as part of its Responsible Property Management programme. In 2008, this saw a 15% reduction in annual CO2 emissions, an 18% cut in water use, and zero waste sent directly to landfill.

  • At 99 Gresham Street, a multi-occupied London office building, Legal & General Property engaged with occupiers to pilot a new approach to improving environmental performance. This has cut annual energy costs by £69,510 and reduced CO2 emissions by 530 tonnes.

  • Transport for London carried out a major fit-out of its new flagship Head Office in Southwark, the Palestra building, to dramatically reduce running costs and improve its environmental performance. This saw the installation of the UK’s largest, building-integrated fuel cell Combined Heat and Power plant, helping to cut the building’s CO2 emissions by up to 40%.

  • Hammerson has engaged effectively with retailers at Brent Cross Shopping Centre in north west London to improve environmental performance, particularly around waste management. In 2010, the centre diverted 54% of all managed waste from landfill, equivalent to over £70,000 in landfill tax costs.

  • PRUPIM has rolled out an ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System (EMS) across its largest multi-occupied office buildings. Over the last two years, PRUPIM has achieved year-on-year energy and water use reductions across 26 buildings.

  • Following a successful pilot during the fit-out of 201 Bishopsgate and The Broadgate Tower, British Land has published guidance on managing fit-out waste. The company now encourages occupiers and building management teams to apply this approach on all major fit-out projects.

  • To minimise the amount of waste sent to landfill and meet corporate recycling targets, PRUPIM implemented a centralised waste management programme across its managed shopping centre portfolio, which has helped to divert 63% of waste from landfill.