Capita Real Estate has launched the second edition of its Sustainable Property Management Guide. This provides colleagues and clients with a single reference point to help them understand the latest environmental legislation and outlines best practice opportunities to improve performance, giving simple answers to questions and providing useful links.
Positioning Capita Real Estate as a leader in sustainable property management
Managing compliance risks in a rapidly evolving legal landscape
Delivering financial savings for clients through efficiency initiatives
Reducing environmental impacts and supporting sustainability goals
Capita Real Estate, a member of the BBP Managing Agents Partnership, is a multidisciplinary property consultancy. The company works to continually improve sustainability performance, in line with its ISO 14001 certification and evolving best practice.
In February 2014, Capita Real Estate launched its first Sustainable Property Management Guide to help staff and clients understand legal environmental responsibilities and good practice opportunities to improve performance. This was informed by the BBP Managing Agents Sustainability Toolkit. Since then, legislation and best practice have moved rapidly, and sustainability has continued to grow in importance for property owners. In January 2016, Capita Real Estate launched an updated edition of the Guide.
The Guide is for Capita Real Estate’s:
In updating the Guide, the Environment Consultancy team consulted colleagues and reviewed:
Key revisions include:
The Guide is produced internally by Environment Consultancy, with the support of an in-house designer, so there are no external consultant fees.
For wider sustainable property management guidance, readers are referred to the BBP’s Managing Agents Sustainability Toolkit, developed by property owners and managers, including Capita Real Estate.
The Sustainable Property Management Guide positions Capita Real Estate as a leader in sustainable property management, which is valued by clients such as Royal London Asset Management.
The Guide helps colleagues and clients:
How to keep on top of evolving environmental legislation?
The Guide is reviewed periodically and revised to convey changes in legislation and best practice. Publication of the second edition was postponed for a few months, so that Environment Consultancy could include confirmed details for some of the forthcoming environmental legislation. In between full updates, Environment Consultancy also publishes briefing notes, which are circulated internally and externally, and published on its website and intranet pages.
How to make sure the Sustainable Property Management Guide is used?
Senior management is fully supportive of the Guide and its implementation. Environment Consultancy worked closely with the marketing team to launch both Guides, sending briefing releases with download links to all relevant contacts, including staff, clients, partners and media. The Guide features on the website and intranet and is covered in Capita Real Estate’s annual health, safety and environment training sessions. As a result, the Guide is widely used and has been the starting point for many initiatives, from efficiency programmes to an innovative retail park partnership with a local agricultural college, inspired by the section on landscaping and ecology. Sustainability actions now form part of the appraisals process for facilities and property management colleagues.
Head of Sustainability
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Read the document: Capita Sustainable Property Management Guide 2016
Paul Anderson, Head of Property and Facilities Management at Capita Real Estate
“Sustainability is as important to Capita Real Estate as it is to our clients. By embedding sustainability into our core management strategy, we offer clients a property management service that manages environmental risks effectively and delivers efficiency benefits.”