Support for Design for Performance Approach Expands with Addition of Atelier Ten and British Land


The Better Buildings Partnership is excited to announce the continued growth of the Design for Performance (DfP) network, with the addition of British Land as a DfP Pioneer and Atelier Ten as a Delivery Partner. 

The Design for Performance approach champions a focus on in-use energy performance. With the UK and a number of industry bodies and individual firms making net zero carbon commitments, it is clear that there is increased appetite for focus on actual performance outcomes in buildings. 

British Land is on one the UK’s largest REITs, and a founding member of the Better Buildings Partnership, with £19.7bn in AUM. They recently won a GRESB/BREEAM Award for their work on the refurbishment of 1 Triton Square in London. 

Atelier Ten is an environmental design consultancy and service engineering firm with offices worldwide. They offer a number of services including master planning, lighting design, and energy analysis. The firm is a welcome addition to the list of DfP Delivery Partners, which to date includes 13 firms. 

David Richards, Director, Atelier Ten: 

Atelier Ten has been designing buildings for the climate emergency for 30 years and real performance has always mattered to us. We are delighted to join the Better Buildings Partnership, it's Pioneers and fellow Delivery Partners in bringing the Design for Performance standard to the UK market. It is the most important initiative in our industry today. 

Matt Webster, Head of Sustainable and Smart Buildings, British Land: 

“As the real estate industry grapples with climate challenges and we map out how we’re going to achieve ambitious net zero targets, our whole industry needs to come together to deliver Design for Performance collaboratively – in that way we’ll minimise environmental impacts and enhance the customer experience. I’m excited about the power of smart to accelerate this change by providing deep, real-time insights of what’s happening in buildings. When you think of the huge savings that can be achieved by having more granular energy data – we’ve improved energy efficiency by 44% across our portfolio over the last decade – these new broader datasets could transform how buildings are designed and operated, for the benefit of all.”