RATINGS & CERTIFICATIONS

Rating and certifications are a central part of responsible property management.  A range of ratings and certification schemes are available to evaluate and benchmark the environmental, health and well-being attributes of a building. 

Managing ratings and certifications involves understanding existing and proposed schemes relating to a property, and the actions required to maintain, improve or attain these.  It is also important to consider the potential impact of property management regimes. 

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Review re-certification requirements

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Information relating to environmental ratings and certifications should be included in a property’s asset register.  This information should be reviewed by asset and property managers as part of wider, periodic management reviews. 

Support assessment processes

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Asset, property and facilities managers should agree roles and responsibilities for new and on-going ratings and certifications.  This should include a review of changes to ongoing scheme requirements. 

Responsibilities will vary by property and certification scheme.  For example, property managers may lead the certification process for BREEAM In-Use, while they may play a support role to asset managers by collecting data for Energy Performance Certificates. 

Consider property management impacts

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Asset, property and facilities managers should consider the way in which different property management regimes may affect different rating and certification schemes.  For example, in instances where a building has been acquired, various information may be required by an assessor for certain schemes, such as records of maintenance and description of the BMS. 

 

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