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The Better Buildings Partnership regularly publishes blog pieces, news articles, toolkits and case studies that highlight the latest sustainability developments in the UK commercial real estate industry. The resources can be filtered hereunder by topic, type and member.

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  • Building a community of sustainability advocates at Federated Hermes’ science and technology park, Milton Park

    25 June 2024

    Federated Hermes (FHL) aims to create value by investing in projects that benefit people, society and the environment. As part of its commitment to ESG, FHL established The Greener Workspace Forum (GWPF) at one of their assets: Milton Park (MP), Oxfordshire. The GWPF addresses a wide range of sustainability issues by working with the assets’ occupiers and local communities to create positive impacts, reduce emissions and waste, increase recycling, and enhance biodiversity. Founded on the belief that collaboration can lead to unique opportunities for both occupier, owner and the local community, the GWPF inspires sustainable action and lobbies for progressive change. Achievements to date include a shift in single-occupancy private car use towards more sustainable modes of travel, with cycling rates up 4% in 2022 and bus use doubling between 2021 and 2022.

    Topic: Occupier Engagement

    Type: Case Studies

    Member: Federated Hermes

  • Landsec collaborating with office occupiers to deliver energy and carbon reductions

    04 March 2024

    In an effort to cut carbon emissions and costs while improving the experience for its office occupiers, Landsec has invested in optimising its Building Management Systems (BMS) and delivering customer energy audits across its office portfolio. As a result, Landsec expect to report an impressive 2,500 tCO2e reduction in emissions which supports positive progress towards achieving Net Zero by 2040.

    Topic: Occupier Engagement

    Type: Case Studies

    Member: Landsec


    29 January 2024

    Whilst a green lease in simple terms is the legal agreement in a transactional relationship, when seen as part of a wider owner-occupier engagement strategy it can be a powerful tool, unlocking the potential for positive and open dialogue and helping to transform the environmental and social impact of a building.

    Topic: Occupier Engagement

    Type: Toolkits

  • Derwent London Leads Occupier Engagement for Climate Action

    29 June 2022

    To accelerate progress towards net zero carbon, Derwent London carried out its first Net Zero Carbon Occupier Survey. Completed by 49% of occupiers (based on estimated rental value), this revealed valuable insights into the challenges that occupiers face in delivering carbon reductions and highlighted opportunities for greater collaboration. Derwent London is now engaging with occupiers to support them in sharing best practice, setting targets and benchmarking performance.

    Topic: Occupier Engagement

    Type: Case Studies

    Member: Derwent London plc

  • Rooftop Gardening Brings Together Occupiers

    09 December 2021

    Abrdn and JLL’s rooftop garden at The White Building in Reading is boosting health and wellbeing, as occupiers from different organisations nurture their plants and enjoy the green space together. As well as growing a sense of community in the building, the project is also enriching biodiversity. The facilities management team has already developed more ideas to extend social and environmental benefits, creating new opportunities for occupier engagement.

    Topic: Occupier Engagement

    Type: Case Studies

    Member: abrdn