Government Property Agency

The Government Property Agency (GPA) delivers property and workplace solutions across government. Made up of a team of property experts, the GPA is responsible for delivering the property elements of the Government’s Levelling Up, Net Zero, and the Civil Service Reform initiatives. This includes a significant programme of commercial office developments and investment in its existing estate in all parts of the UK. 

The GPA’s vision is to deliver a transformed, shared, sustainable and value for money office estate, supporting civil servants to work productively in every nation and region of the UK. As part of its commitment to sustainability, the GPA is targeting a 50% reduction indirect carbon emissions from the Government Office Portfolio by 2032..

Key Facts: 

  • Targeting 50% reduction in direct carbon emissions from the Government Office Portfolio by 2032
  • Targeting  BREEAM outstanding and NABERS 4* on 2 Ruskin Square Croydon
  • 400 buildings in scope to have net zero carbon plans in place by 2026
  • Over 90 retrofit projects completed between 2021 and 2023
  • Saving over 2,400 tCO2e per annum through carbon reduction initiatives
  • Targeting EPC A for all new builds and EPC B for refurbishments
  • Targeting reuse of 50% of construction materials 

“The GPA has a crucial role to play in the decarbonisation of the built environment. As part of our investment in high quality, productive, inclusive and sustainable work environments in every nation and region of the UK, a key priority for us is building the sustainability skills needed to deliver change on the ground and champion our sustainability goals to make them happen. We are therefore delighted to join Better Buildings Partnership, and look forward to collaborating with other members to further understand key enablers, aligning our efforts and support the delivery of market transformational initiatives.”

Dr Miguel Godfrey, Head of Sustainability, at the GPA

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